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muzzlehead
11-21-2005, 09:55 AM
I currently have a chaintech vnf3-250 mobo and have concluded after a year it is complete junk. So I€m looking to pick up a new one€¦ I€ve had Asus and Abit in the past and would like to keep it in the $100 (US) range.

The components I will connect are as follows

WD sata hdd
HP dvd writer
Acer dvd reader

2 sticks matched cosair 512 ddr ram (1 gig total)
AMD 3200 64
Lead tek geforce 6800gt agp 8x
Audigy 2 zs
Saitek x45

Future: Track IR

I have had major problems with my sound card and reading the second rom drive (in the ide chain). Further as I was testing my second IDE channel all together would not read any drive (hdd or rom) attached to it, regardless if I had a drive on the first channel.

All suggestions welcome I would like to order the board soon

Thanks

Muzzlehead

horseback
11-21-2005, 12:20 PM
I've used MSI and Soyo Dragon mobos with good success in the past, and I know that MSI has a couple of Socket 754 boards in your financial wheelhouse (I'm currently investigating prices for AMD 64 bit processors & mobos myself).

You might want to check out their Neo3-F; it has both AGP & PCI-E slots for your video card(s).

cheers

horseback

LEXX_Luthor
11-22-2005, 08:48 PM
MSI here too. Its an older one, running AMD Semperon 3100+

I want SuperMicro to make AMD board. I am a big SuperO Fan. Hope they drop Intel soon.

wayno7777
11-22-2005, 09:36 PM
Go to pricewatch.com.
http://www.pricewatch.com/

p1ngu666
11-23-2005, 04:50 PM
DFI lanparty should be on that list

mine is the best mobo ive ever had (in features and stuff, its easily the fastest but i discount that...)

ive had abit nf7-s,asus boards too, the orginal a7v infact http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

oh for the love of all things, dont buy a gigabyte, there truely awful http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

stansdds
11-27-2005, 08:45 AM
Originally posted by p1ngu666:
DFI lanparty should be on that list

mine is the best mobo ive ever had (in features and stuff, its easily the fastest but i discount that...)

ive had abit nf7-s,asus boards too, the orginal a7v infact http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

oh for the love of all things, dont buy a gigabyte, there truely awful http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

The DFI Lan Party board does get high marks in all the reviews. What's wrong with a Gigabyte board? My first experience with Gigabyte was my Pentium3-550e, it's old and way outdated, but still performs yeoman duty at the office. My current machine is a GA-K8NF-9 and it seems to be rock solid and stable.