Just got around to tearing apart some machines that have been sitting for a while, and have an idea for a possible upgrade from my SiS-based motherboard.
MSI MS-7050 motherboard
Only a couple problems are stopping me from installing it right now; it's an HP OEM board, and that I'd have to get a PCI-E based GPU to use in it. I've heard stories of people having problems with using OEM boards in custom builds, and I want to know if it's a smart idea or not.
Other than the fact that it's an OEM board, it definitely outclasses my ASUS K8S-MX SiS-based motherboard. (4 DDR-400 RAM slots, AMD Socket 939, PCI-E, tons of USB, etc.)
So, is it a smart idea to use an OEM board in my build, or should I just wait and save up enough for a decent board? My current system specifications are in my signature. (This is just a temporary build until I save enough to build an epic rig.)
AMD Sempron 2600+
1.8GHz, 1024MB of DDR-400 RAM
Windows XP Professional 32-bit
ATI Radeon SAPPHIRE X1650 AGP GPU
120GB IDE HDD
80GB IDE HDD
160GB IDE HDD
1TB WD Caviar Green SATA