I am looking to build a dedicated, low cost Haiku box. For the motherboard I am looking at the Gigabyte GA-H55M-S2H. This board uses the Intel H55 Express Chipset. It appears to have been released in 2010. I can not find any information on compatibility with this chipset. I would like to document the build and have it as a guide to building a low cost Haiku box.
Has anyone tried using it before?
Does anyone have a better recommendation?
Can I go with the AMD FX chipset?
I would like to keep all the component costs to less than $450 + tax & shipping.
Here is a link to the manufacture’s web site
Support for an Intel® Core™ i7 series processor/Intel® Core™ i5 series processor/ Intel® Core™ i3 series processor in the LGA1156 package
Intel® H55 Express Chipset
- 2 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 16 GB of system memory
- Dual channel memory architecture
- Support for DDR3 2200+/1800/1600/1333/1066/800 MHz memory modules
- 1 x D-Sub port
- 1 x DVI-D port
- 1 x HDMI port
- Realtek ALC888B codec
- High Definition Audio
- Support for S/PDIF In/Out
- Support for CD In