I would try selling the board on craigslist first, or the anandtech hardware for sale forum. It only takes a few minutes to register. For a combo deal, newegg has a biostar htpc board with sempron 140 that uses ddr3 for around $66-72 shipped. The link is on slickdeals on page 2. Newegg ships to the usa and canada.
October 10, 2010 4:34:13 AM
why do you think it was free.?
Because someone gave it to me and didn't ask for anything in return
I know it's not a high end MB, but that's the point of building a basic system. In the end I decided to just go ahead and get some RAM and an Athon 64 X2, use up a bunch of spare parts and be done with it.
I know myself - an innocent decision to get a different board would lead to "I should probably put in a better power supply" and "well, if I'm going to do ABC, then it would be a shame to use an old XYZ". "It will only cost another $xx to upgrade the processor to a blah blah blah." In the end, I'd have more computer than I intended to build, less money, and still a bunch of spare parts laying around.
For the record though, I was surprised by the Biostar MB. I didn't have any experience with them, but it's working great and giving me exactly what I wanted with no problems.