Hello fellow Diva fans!
Ok, so I've inherited a brand new 7411 kit complete with both the 5.1 amp, AND the 7.1 pre-amp, from my uncle who never got around to building his HTPC. All are mint: the 7411 was installed and fired up once, but never again, and neither of the cards were ever installed. AFAIK
, he never had it serviced, as it’s still in the original box, but then he never had it up long enough to expose any of the symptoms.
I've combed through the posts researching this board, (esp. this one) so I'm fairly aware of what I may be getting myself into, so my question to you guys is this: Is it worth the hassle, or should I move on to a more modern board and sell these as spare parts at market value?
I have to say my intrigue has me inclined to just dive into this Diva board (ha, see what I did!) and see how it goes, but I don't want to be too disappointed later. If I read correctly, it seems that the amp is also very problematic; but as I mentioned, there is a pre-amp available, that could also work as a back-up.
What advice would you vets have for this 7411 noob,that might increase the chances of board survivability?
Any friendly advice would be kindly appreciated!
Thanks, and Cheers!
BTW,The kit includes the following:
5.1 amp and/or 7.1 pre-amp
AMD 7750 Black, 8GB PC8500 Corsair XMS2
ATi TV WonderHD 650 Dual Tuner
Gigabyte HD5450 (PCIex16)
HP RR 622 SATAIII (PCIex1)
2x Corsair Force3 180GB SSD
Housed into an Antec Fusion450 Remote