VIA K8T800 or NVidia nForce3 150 or NVidia nForce3 250 for AMD Athlon 64 (2800 - 3200)

Discussion in 'AOpen' started by ATK, Nov 5, 2004.

  1. ATK

    ATK Guest

    I'm ready to buy new MB, CPU etc. and have settled on AMD 64.
    Any views out there on how the chipsets compare and what MB to buy.
    I will be using XP Pro.
    Raid and SATA are requirment as is LAN on board - most seem to do that
    anyway. I have found difficulties with some of the specs, in that some
    manufacturers don't indicate whether they supply cables.
    I am not particularly interested in over-clocking.
    Many thanks.
    ATK, Nov 5, 2004
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  2. ATK

    Wes Newell Guest

    If you are sure you aren't going to overclock, then any but the the NF3-
    150 should be OK. Still I would buy one of the newer chipsets that support
    a pci lock and HT1000 more importantly. even if you don't overclock.
    Wes Newell, Nov 5, 2004
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    BUFF Guest

    I'm quite happy with my KV8 Pro rev1.1/3000+.
    Worked first time, decent performance & overclocks quite well too if you
    change your mind.
    Also comes with rounded cables.
    Only 2 RAM slots & no onboard Firewire may be drawbacks for some - & the
    clear CMOS jumper is in a terrible position.

    Mind you my DFI nF3 & 3700+ aren't too bad either ;)
    BUFF, Nov 6, 2004
  4. ATK

    ATK Guest

    Thanks for help. After reading a v.g. report I have bought an MSI K8N Neo
    Platinum. The actual MB was described as MSI K8N Neo Platin54g, which I took
    to mean that it was fitted up with WIFI. All it is, is a wireless PCI card
    with an aerial to screw on.
    Since I already have my computers networked thru router and switch I don't
    need it, but wondered if it could serve as a Wireless Access Point (I
    suppose not).
    Again, thanks.
    ATK, Nov 16, 2004
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