Re: need motherboard recommendation
* firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> [101227 09:28]:
> Asustek uses what they call "military grade" technology (chokes,
> capacitors and mofsets) on some boards (SABERTOOTH's at least), it's not
> tantalum but claimed to be at least as reliable.
> Having lost two expensive Samsung screens to crappy (CapXon) capacitors
> burst I can use the extra reinsurance ;-).
In view of the fact that capacitors are the Achilles Heel of the PC
motherboard, not long ago one manufacturer went so far as to develop
and market a PC motherboard which utilized no capacitors (other than
the tiny ceramic bypass capacitors, which are inexpensive, reliable,
The function of a capacitor is energy storage; but this also is the
function of an inductor. Accordingly, with a change of circuit
topology, the manufacturer was able to replace all the (electrolytic)
capacitors with inductors, and do so at a competitive price. This was
a "garden-variety" motherboard, intended for general use.