AM3 Motherboard that supports the old 3.5" floppy?

skimeister

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I am hoping to find a AM3 motherboard that I can use my old 3.5 floppy drive - any good boards out there that will do the trick with an AMD Athlon II X4 645 ?

Do manufacturers check the MBs before sending? It seems that there are a lot of DOA boards these days (My last build was 4 years ago).

Suggestions? Also, prefer a full ATX, no graphics, DDR3 memory with or without USB 3.0.

Happy New Year!
 

skimeister

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I have a ton of "old" stuff from back when everything was saved to floppies because hard drives were not the most reliable method to store info.

I need to get the stuff saved on different media; I was hoping to get a newer machine built prior to doing my burn to CD or USB.

SO, no suggestion?
 

skimeister

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I will probably go with the MSI 870A-G54 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard - hopefully I won't encounter any DOA's.

Thanks
 

Crashman

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Even though he was wrong about PATA, the second guy who responded did manage to point out two boards with floppy connectors.
 

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Thanks I have not used MSI before so I hope I get board without problems. FYI-I will remove my floppy drive from my Antec LanBoy case and reuse it.

I have not seen many good reviews for the USB drives, hence the reuse of the old drive.

Happy New Year!

Ski
 

DanmanJ

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The Motherboard you are looking for is the AMD ASUS M4N78 Pro
1 x Floppy disk drive connector
1 x IDE connector
6 x SATA connectors - (However you can only use 4, the other 2 are for RAID)

Full ATX

It has a Built-In Video, but you can add your own.

DDR2 RAM Only
4 x DIMM, Max. 16 GB, DDR2 1200(O.C.)/1066*/800/667 ECC,Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory

It also supports Quad Core and 6 Core Processors including the
AMD Phenom II X4 975 and Phenom II X6 1100T

Great Motherboard!
Dan
 

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