Ok,\n\nAt one webstore I have little choice for a replacement, the only socket 939\nmotherboard they have is this relatively new one:\n\nASRock 939A790GMH (Retail, RAID, Gb-LAN, VGA, Sound, µATX)\n\n(AMD 790GX chipset)\n\nSome issue's:\n\n1. It's micro atx but my case can mount that I think.\n\n2. It has very little space for PCI express, if I were to add my graphics\ncard to it then it would pretty much be full, the remaining pci express\nwould be unavailable because otherwise it would block the airflow.\n\n3. It only has 1 network port, thus this would require an additional network\ncard which doesn't seem possible unless perhaps the little port is used.\nQuite strange that it has a little port... there is very little hardware for\nit as far as I know... pretty insane... I suspect it might be used for\ndebugging purposes for hardware or so ?!\n\n4. I can forget about using the creative labs soundblaster which on one hand\nwould be a real shame, because it has nice software too and just got the\ndrivers working... and less frames in games... but on the other hand perhaps\nI will then not kill the motherboard anymore...\n\nI probably figured out how to connect 7.1 to motherboard, apperently not all\nholes need to be used, one might be optical, so only 3 outs are probably\npresent which is exactly what it would need, but never tried this.. perhaps\nmore is necessary after all so I am not sure if I would be able to connect\nthe receiver. The motherboard as protected outputs... but perhaps it's still\npossible to kill it one connecting receiver when power is on...\n\n\n5. There seemed to be some troubles with smart information reading from sata\ndrives, some also say the sata drivers are slow/bad... might be an issue.\n\nAlso it seems to have aluminium solid capacitators ?!? not sure what that is\n?\n\n\nIt also has an integrated graphics cards which is kinda interesting, but\nit's not very powerfull, I doubt it can do opencl probably not.\n\n\nPerhaps I should look a bit further at other stores...\n\n\nFeel free to comment ;) :)\n\nBye,\nSkybuck.