Asus A8N-VM CSM GeForce 6150 Motherboard

5.1 Channel HDA audio, onboard video, Gigabit LAN, PCI Express, and ASUS Quality? You're looking at one decent motherboard, and one that won't break the bank. PCstats takes a look at Asus's A8N-VM CSM GeForce 6150, which is a quality board for the $106 price tag.

"The Asus A8N-VM CSM motherboard looks like the perfect workstation/HTPC motherboard at first glance; onboard graphics with analog and DVI-D monitor outputs, and nVidia PureVideo High Definition MPEG-2/WMV9 Playback acceleration. The A8N-VM CSM supports all Socket 939 AMD Athlon64/FX/X2 processors on the market, and is built around two recent nVidia chipsets, the NVIDIA GeForce 6150 & nForce 430. Onboard features include IEEE 1394a, a 5.1 channel HDA (Azalia)/AC97 audio controller, Gigabit LAN and of course analog and DVI-D Geforce 6-series onboard video. Expansion is possible through PCI Express x16 and PCI Express x1 slots for high bandwidth devices and two 32 bit PCI slots for legacy devices."