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trinity-star
11-02-04, 11:50 PM
I'm trying to choose between these two:

ASUS "K8N" NVIDIA nForce3 [ Link (http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?description=13-131-512&depa=0) ]
CHAINTECH "VNF3-250" nForce3 250 [ Link (http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?description=13-152-043&depa=0) ]

This is the memory & processor I will be using:

Memory - Corsair Value Select 512MBx2 [ Link (http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?description=20-145-440&depa=0) ]
Processor - AMD Athlon 64 3000+ [ Link (http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?description=19-103-486&depa=0) ]

I'm leaning towards the Asus and would just like to know what you guys think.

MUYA
11-02-04, 11:54 PM
I would look into a socket 939 setup ratehr thana socket 754. more future proof that way

-=DVS=-
11-03-04, 12:11 AM
ASUS got Nforce 250GB which is better then Chaitech with regular NF 250.

jAkUp
11-03-04, 12:20 AM
Definetely K8N

WeReWoLf
11-03-04, 12:39 AM
Definately K8N

jAkUp
11-03-04, 12:47 AM
Hey you copied me! ;)

einstein_314
11-03-04, 12:56 AM
Definately K8N

:)

But yeah, I agree. go with the K8N

WeReWoLf
11-03-04, 01:07 AM
Hey you copied me! ;)

actually i corrected you, but i do agree with you.

jAkUp
11-03-04, 01:23 AM
Oh yea, you did correct me :) Me= l33t spe3l0r

trinity-star
11-03-04, 01:56 AM
Thanks for the feedback. (mag)

Just placed my order and I'm pretty excited because this
will be my first AMD system. :clap:

911medic
11-04-04, 11:41 AM
Definetely K8NDefinately K8NDefinately K8NJust curious as to why you guys all agree the ASUS is the way to go? Experience with the brands? Name recognition? The specs look very similar, so why spend the extra $15? The Chaintech has gotten some good press (http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=2063&p=4), so I'm just wondering why the unanimous vote for the ASUS.ASUS got Nforce 250GB which is better then Chaitech with regular NF 250.Actually, it doesn't. Newegg must have a misprint. If you look in the customer reviews there, one says to order the Deluxe version if you want the Gb LAN. Also, ASUS' own site (http://www.asus.com/prog/spec.asp?m=K8N&langs=01) states it's the basic NF3 250 chipset, vs. the K8N-E Deluxe's NF3 250Gb (http://www.asus.com/prog/spec.asp?m=K8N-E%20Deluxe&langs=01) chipset.

Pandora's Box
11-04-04, 12:17 PM
should of gone socket 939 amd 64 3000+ 90nm and a msi k8n neo2 platinum nforce 3 250gb.

Dazz
11-04-04, 03:29 PM
Don't even go Chaintech!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

911medic
11-04-04, 05:02 PM
Don't even go Chaintech!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Care to elaborate?

john19055
11-04-04, 09:21 PM
I would go with the ASUS,I always had good luck with them in the past.