[sclug] Motherboard woes

Will Dickson wrd at glaurung.demon.co.uk
Sat Apr 3 09:25:30 UTC 2004

Ian Michell wrote:
> Hi all,
> My motherboard went bang :( and just when I *was* going to connect my
> new SATA drive too (forgot to buy a standard -> SATA adapter).
> So what I would like to know, because quite frankly I can't last without
> my pc for more than a day. Where can I get a decent motherboard (AMD
> Athlon XP -> preferred aopen/asus nForce 2) and the required SATA
> adapter as building gentoo is a bitch and I want to have it up and
> running on my new HD before the end of the weekend, (took me two days
> last time, with all the downloading and compiling!).
> I am popping into Reading tomorrow is there a decent place there,
> Bracknell perhaps???

You could try GSquared - http://www.gsquared.co.uk/ - 
they're in Reading (you'll need transport; they're a fair 
way from the town centre). We usually go there in an 
emergency. SATA might be a bit avant-garde for them, but you 
never know your luck!



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