Sorry about the Intel question, but I'm not on any Intel forums..
I've got a core-2 system that got a bit wet (don't ask,) and I think all that's wrecked is the motherboard. I've got a C2Q9450 and 8GB of DDR2 for it, so I don't want to upgrade the machine. I would like to know if there are any similar motherboards that might do a better job, but still be able to boot Windows without a reinstall. P5N-D's are around $90 right now (after rebate.)
Alternately, if there's something better for an HTPC/server role that'll fit the hardware, I might be willing to do a Windows reinstall. I've heard the Intel GMA rigs are decent for HTPC as the sorta support PAP, but getting a basic radeon 5xxx card would probably be a better solution there. This was my gaming machine, but it probably makes more sense to move it to being my HTPC/server (because that machine's dead as well, but too old to fix,) and build a new Ph2x6 for a gaming machine when I get around to it.
Any thoughts (other than burn it because it's Intel/nVidia,) are appreciated.