Thank you for all the info you provided.
This will be hardest than I thought.
Oldest motherboards I have (all working normally. I don't see bloated caps):
- x4 Asus TUV4X, with Nichicon and Rubycon caps;
- x1 ECS P6S5AT, with crappy caps;
- x1 Soyo SY-KT600 Dragon Plus (black) with silver OST Caps;
- x2 Gigabyte GA-7N400, which I bought this year, selled as new;
- x2 Gigabyte GA-7VT600 1394
- x1 Intel D875PBZ;
- x 1 Gigabyte GA-8IPE1000 Pro;
- x1 MSI PT880 Neo;
- I'm buying a Gigabyte GA-8TRS350MT and a Intel D865GLC.
- Gigabyte K8N-SLI
- Abit KN8 Ultra
- DFI NF4 Lanparty Ultra-D
- I'll buy another...
My two favorite retro boards are a Soyo SY-KT600 Dragon Plus (black) with silver OST Caps and a ECS P6S5AT. The boards are working, but since the caps are bad, I'll try to recap soon. The Soyo have a ton of very small caps, which is hard to work. Maybe, I'll leave this small caps in place.
Boards like Asus TUV4X and Intel D875PBZ, which work with really good caps, at this moment, since everything is working, I'm considering to leave the caps there.
I'll think about the other boards.
My main objective is to have all my builds working till the end of my life.
That's why I have around 4 boards in each build. I'm using one of the boards in each build and the others, I turn on for about 1 hour every year.
I'll buy another socket 939 board. I have one Asus A8N-SLI but it's not working.
I have many other boards, from newer sockets, but the caps are all solid and the quality of the equipment is really good. For this modern systems, I have 3 boards of the same socket for each build.
Later, I'll open a new topic, to show the list of retro hardware I have. We'll talk about conservation of them.