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Anyone heard of an MSI MS-6353 nForce420 motherboard?

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DrMac

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I found an MSI MS-6353 motherboard at:

package2you ,

(cute name, huh), for $44 shipped.

This company seems to be a discontinued, refurbished... reseller.
Has anyone any experience with them?

Here are the specs for the board:

MSi Athlon Sckt A 1.2GHz nForce 420 Motherboard Quantity in Condition New Discount Price 5+ $35.00

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** MSI Socket A 1.2Ghz flexATX Mainboard **
w/nVidia nForce 420 chipset
Package Includes:
- MSI MS-6353 motherboard
- One (1) UDMA/100 IDE cable
- One (1) audio cable
- Motherboard mounting hardware
- Drivers and manual on CD
-Specifications-
Special NOTE: This Motherboard uses a notebook FDD type controller, Standard Floppy controller will not work
*** MSI Socket A flexATX Motherboard with Video and Sound ***
This MSI motherboard features a Socket A slot supporting AMD Athlon processors from 650MHz to 1.2GHz! The nVidia nForce 420 chipset features an nVidia GeForce MX video processor for great visuals! There are two 184-pin DIMM slots supporting up to 2 gigabytes of RAM! Dual ATA/100 IDE controllers provide plenty of flexibility in your construction of your computer! A built-in Ethernet and modem will provide means for surfing the Internet! With 2 USB ports, you will be able to instantly connect devices and share data easily!

Whats Onboard?
GeForce MX Video - 10/100 Ethernet - Audio - S-Video TV-OUT

* Supported Processors:
- AMD Socket A Athlon 650MHz - 1.2GHz w/200MHz or 266MHz FSB
- Supports 200/266 FSB CPU's

* Chipset:
- nVidia nForce 420 chipset

* Memory support:
- Two 184-pin DDR DIMM sockets
- Supporting up to 2GB RAM

* System BIOS
- Plug and Play BIOS

* Multi I/O Functions
- Two (2) PS/2 ports
- One (1) 15-pin standard VGA connector
- One (1) 4-pin standard S-Video TV-out connector
- One (1) 25-pin standard parallel port
- Two (2) USB ports (supports up to four more via motherboard)
- One (1) RJ-45 standard Ethernet jack
- One (1) RJ-11 standard phone jack
- Line-in, microphone and line-out jacks
*Onboard Features
- One (1) floppy disk controller (NOTE: this is a notebook FDD type controller)
- Two (2) ATA/100 IDE controllers
- nVidia GeForce MX Video onboard
- Integrated 10/100 BaseT Fast Ethernet controller
- Built-in modem (Drivers NOT included for modem)
- Built-in Standard/EPP/ECP parallel port
- Built-in PS/2 mouse and keyboard ports
- Two built-in USB connectors
- Flex ATX form factor

* Includes:
- MSI MS-6353 motherboard
- One (1) UDMA/100 IDE cable
- One (1) audio cable
- Motherboard mounting hardware
- Drivers and manual on CD

** Notes:
- We have not been able to locate the drivers for the integrated modem
- This is an OEM motherboard made for Fujitsu-Siemens
- THE FLOPPY DISK DRIVE CONNECTOR IS FOR A NOTEBOOK TYPE FLOPPY DISK DRIVE, NOT A DESKTOP TYPE DRIVE
(This uses a miniature 26-pin connector, NOT the standard 34-pin floppy connector as on most PCs.)

Any thoughts on using this for a low end system for my mother?
 

Deathknight

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I have used nforce 420d chipset boards(the k7n420pro board) from msi for low end systems and liked them. That particular model is an oem board. I guess you never know what odd little quirks that oems have built into their boards. If that weird floppy connector is the only issue then its quite a bargain.
 

Deathknight

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Actually I realized something after reading the stats on that mobo. Its not a normal atx formfactor so you may or may not have issues fitting that into your case. I have not tried it before so I could not say.
 

hassmh

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Before you buy, check out their listing atresellerrating.com as a lot of the comments are pretty sketchy. Never dealt with them personally, but I don't think I would risk my time and money with them.