Re: AM2+ motherboard for whitebox
may be its funny, but i have problem with local Datrastore on my system too.
i have AM2+ Motherboard which support AM3 CPU as weel, .... (you can find it here
after cheating in installation, i can't access my local datastore on same HDD which I'm installed my VMware, but it can reach any other HDD in this system easily. (may be it's the result of cheating
it need some works for installing ESXi 3.5 U4 on it, but ESXi 4.0 installed easily and fast without any question or modification.
anyway i didn't see any other problem in this system till now, i think it could be one of your option.