I am looking to put together a motherboard replacement and wanted to get some opinions on a few things.
In order to keep costs low and reduce board size, the controller ports would be moved to the expansion port area. Ideally the SGM features could be impletemented, but if not an expansion port could be done internally and a SGM could be installed inside the system.
This board would only be F18a compatible so only VGA output would be available (although an off the shelf converter would fit inside with the extra room to convert to HDMI).
The board would include new power reset switch functionality.
The attached picture shows a rough first pass at the PCB, Some stock images from the motherboard have been superimposed to give a general idea of where components would go.
Is not Having the expansion port in the front a deal breaker for most or does this seem like it could be a solution for those looking for a replacement.
All feedback is welcome.