Next, we found a really value for money LGA 775, over at DAT Computers.
The MSI PM8M2-V motherboard is based on the VIA PM800 chipset, with
integrated VIA Unichrome Pro graphics. A great alternative to the relatively
more expensive Intel i915G based motherboard, this MSI PM8M2-V could get that
bang for buck status. Priced at $ 115, it’s priced alot lower then
most Intel chipset based motherboard.

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The MSI PM8M2-V from top down.

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The Southbridge of this board, with the newer VIA VT8237R, supporting SATA
RAID on the 2 SATA ports onboard.

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A pretty small heatsink for the Northbridge, a symbol of relatively cool
running Northbridge?

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The Realtek RTL8201CL Physical Hardware Layer, to harness the onboard LAN
abilities from the VIA chipset.

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The Realtek ALC655 sound controller would take control of the onboard 6
channel sound.

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The silkscreen of the model name on the board. No mention of PCB revision or
board revision over here.

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A large chunk of heatsink on the MOSFETs, near the CPU area, to dissipate
excessive heat generated from these MOSFETs.

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A label on the motherboard packaging, with a short summary on the key
features found on the board.

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The box for the PM8M2-V. The usual “V-Class” design, like the rest of the
boards of the “V” family.