It’s been a while since I've built a server. I'm preparing to build a server to run Windows Server 2003 Server Edition. Most all of Intel’s 945-975 boards will be more than sufficient for my needs. Now I've noticed that Intel doesn't provide any drivers for Intel boards not designated as server boards. First is there a way to find the drivers for desktop boards on the server OS. If not does anyone out there have a good recommendation for other mfg boards? Keeping in mind that when and if my Intel board goes down I can send it to them and I’ll have a replacement the next day.
I also don't mind switching to AMD as long as the same support is there. I don't play favorites just what works and as far as I'm concerned until now Intel has done very well by me.
All this being said lets please not turn this question into an AMD Intel Rant. Thanks in advance.