looking to build a very inexpensive whitebox for esx3
suggestions on hardware? i noticed some tyan boards, looking for something cheaper.
amd or intel, prefer amd if it works.
gig or 2 of ram
prefer sata drives (since i have spares)
i want to stick it in a tower case.
any help is greatly appreciated. need specifics on boards, cpus and storage.
Yes, you are right, ESX will install on plain old IDE, just not SATA.
It seems like your MB is using a newer chipset compared to mine, which uses K8T800Pro / VT8237.
I also just bought a A8V-VM SE and it doesn't work.
I looked for other MB with the K8T800Pro chipset and found 2 for Socket 939.
\- ECS EliteGroup KV2 Lite (1.0) Socket 939 / VIA K8T800 Pro / 1000 MHz / RAID / ATX / LAN / LYD / 1xAGP / 5xPCI-32 / 4xDDR-RAM / ...
\- MSI K8T Neo2-F V2.0 Socket 939 / VIA K8T800 Pro / 1000 MHz / ATX / LAN / LYD / 1xAGP / 4xPCI-32 / 2xDDR-RAM / Bundkor...
Does anyone know if these are supported ?