View Full Version : FS/T HTPC starter Athlon 2500+ShuttleMN31N+SPDIF

03-21-06, 01:05 PM
Asking $90.00 shipped to US

Well I just upgraded my HTPC to socket939 so I have my old stuff and would like someone to get it who wants it.

A shuttle MN31N (Review (http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=535&page=1)) motherboard is quite possibly the best board for a HTPC on the cheap setup. It is one of very few motherboards to have mcp-t on it and micro-atx. (BTW that is nforce2, mcp-t is the better southbridge version for anyone that doesn't know)

The board has soundstorm so Dolby Digital for everything to your receiver, the integrated video is ok for at first, but obviously a cheap AGP like a 9600pro would make it really nice.

The CPU is a 2500+ socket A (obviously) it is retail CPU with retail heatsink, but the warranty is probably dead by now.

The SPDIF bracket is necessary because the MN31N only has SPDIF headers, so I have an ASUS bracket I modified to provide the optical or coax signal to your Receiver. If I end up selling the items seperately on ebay I will just keep the bracket for my own use later.

To be perfectly honest I liked my old system better than my new, but I ended up with an extra 939 motherboard and an extra CPU so I pretty much had to do it :)

My system specs before were 9600se, the above, 512MB, hauppaugh 250, avermedia a180. It did HDTV resolutions fine so no worries on the CPU speed as long as you get a dx9 capable video card to help with it. Anyway let me know I hope someone here wants this b/c parting it out will not end up giving the mobo to someone who will actually use it for what it excels at.

Basically you need a tuner card, case, memory, hdd and you are in business with a htpc.
Heatware (http://www.heatware.com/eval.php?id=12533)
Ebay Feedback (http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback&userid=sxotty&item=-1&frm=1883)

I think that is a reasonable price, but if you disagree feel free to let me know. My goal is to help someone out who has been contemplating an HTPC setup mainly.

Further, I will trade $130+7800gt for this stuff as well :)

03-21-06, 09:42 PM
bump :)

04-26-06, 10:34 PM
This has all been sold thanks anyway.