How does this mb/cpu sound..

Bobby182

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After some research, I think the CPU I will be getting is the Athlon 64 3000. As for the MB, I like the MSI K8T Neo, and the ASUS K8V (After reading this article http://www6.tomshardware.com/motherboard/20031201/index.html). I will most likely go with one of those, the only concern I have is how does the K8T800 chipset compare with the Nforce3. If anyone has any suggestions outside of the 8 listed in that article, please let me know.
 

pat

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If you dont really need firewire then I suggest the Soltek k8an2e-gr, based on the nforce3 250gb. I have it here and it is fast, stable and affordable. the board in the test are the old one, based on the first version of chipset.

The k8an2e-gr is listed at new egg for 90$. I have installed so far XP with SP2 and XP 64 bits without any problems. There is other good board too, but dont know them as I did not work with them, but stay away from those in the list.

-Always put the blame on you first, then on the hardware !!!
 

Crashman

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SiS makes better chipsets than VIA, nVidia's nForce3 250 is better than SiS's chipsets. Read the latest Winfast board review at Anandtech.

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endyen

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Abit has come out with an nforce3 250 board, and it is not very expensive <A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=13-127-190&depa=0" target="_new">http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=13-127-190&depa=0</A> If you prefer asus the K8N <A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=13-131-512&depa=0" target="_new">http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=13-131-512&depa=0</A> is nice, or you could get the deluxe version, though the price change is not worth the extras, to me.
 

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