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    help choosing 754 motherboard.

    I am planning to upgrade my system again. my current system is:

    Soltek SL-75FRN2-RL nforce 2 ultra 400
    AMD XP 2500+ @ 2.2Ghz
    2 X 512mb Geil PC3200 dual channel
    Sapphire Radeon 9600 pro 128mb

    ok, i was planning on upgrading to a amd 64 2800+ and just using the rest of my current parts, but i don't know what motherboard i should go with. could someone point me to a couple? is there any major differences between via and nvidia on this socket? also do you the upgrade will be worth it now?

    i was thinking maybe this one? http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...130-449&depa=0
    Last edited by dbcalo; 12-28-04 at 01:30 AM.

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    Member Aphex_Tom_9's Avatar
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    DFI LanParty UT NF3-250 is supposedly the best s754 motherboard. second best in reviews is the Chaintech VNF3-250.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aphex_Tom_9
    DFI LanParty UT NF3-250 is supposedly the best s754 motherboard. second best in reviews is the Chaintech VNF3-250.
    Agreed.


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    Member Aphex_Tom_9's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbcalo
    hmm, refurbished...id avoid those.
    look up the board on google for reviews, i dont know about it.

    MONOLITH - Xeon W3540 (testing) - Rampage 2 Extreme - 12 GB G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 - GTX 570 - 120 GB OCZ Vertex - Antec TruePower New 750W - Corsair 700D - Apogee XT - XSPC 360
    Hack1nt0sh - Core2Duo E4600 (11x335 : 3685) - 4 GB G.Skill (894) - HD 3850 (810/2120)- Asus P5W DH - OSX86 10.5.1 / Win 7
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    If you are into overclocking, there is no better choice than the DFI board. That MSI I would stay away from. My cousin has had two of them. And both refused to post higher than 220mhz HTT. Another cheap alternative is an Abit KV8 Pro. Great for overclocking, pci/agp locks, 3.2v ddr, and will do very high fsb. They are about $85 on newegg.

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    right now i have a antec 350watt psu. do you think this would be enough? if not, what psu's would you recommend?

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