Reply 20 of 42, by douglar
OK, this board is kind of dirty, but kind of fun-- M2N61-AR
Back in the days before HDMI, I was always looking for electrical SPDIF connectors to run to my receiver, so that always gets me nostalgic, even though this was never anything but a hobby board for me.
The motherboard was donated in 2015 or so, but I purchased the ATI x800xl card new and added the aftermarket cooler.
Came with a capacitor knocked off, but I was so eager to try out the new card that I soldered it back on instead of returning it like a sensible person.
That's why there's a crooked cap on the top left. My solder skills tap out somewhere between good enough and cringey.
The back plate on the cooler is mauled because it didn't fit in the low profile case without taking the tin snips to it.
Both parts spent some time at a smoker's house. Computers are like tar magnets.