While browsing over at HTPCNews.com I saw that they had a review of the Foxconn NF4UK8AA-8EKRS motherboard. (Foxconn Link) When I first saw that part number, I thought “Wow, thats a really long part number.” But thats ok, it looks like a good semi-budget NForce4 board with more standard PCI slots for you to use for tuners and such, and from what I see it still has 2 PCI-e 1x slots for the future, looks to be a good deal. From the review:
Once you put in a graphics card with a large silent cooler such as the HIS X850XT IceQ II, you are now down to 1 or 2 PCI slots. I know I myself use two tuners and a HDTV tuner, then a modem for caller ID and throw in a high end gaming sound card and you have easily eaten up 5 PCI slots. If you happen to have a single slot dual tuner card then you are still looking at the need for 4 slots. Foxconn hopes to answer the above pleas with it’s NF4UK8AA-8EKRS system board. This nForce 4 system board offers up nearly everything but the kitchen sink in features and has an unheard of 4 PCI slots! Yes I said that right, 4 PCI slots! But before we get to the board, let’s take a look at who Foxconn is.
Worth taking a serious look at if you are in the business of building a new HTPC based on the AMD architecture.