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Shocky
06-17-05, 09:57 AM
Looking to buy a a64 3500+ Venice but unsure what motherboard to buy.. I need it to be AGP so its gonna be nforce3 or VIA... Can anyone recommend a good mobo plz? :confused:

Riptide
06-17-05, 10:05 AM
VIA is fine if you aren't overclocking. I highly recommend the ASUS A8V. If you want to overclock and are going NForce3, then the K8N Neo 2 is the best option.

BTW VIA has had a bad reputation in the past but the K8T800 is a stable, respectable performer.

Shocky
06-17-05, 10:33 AM
Well I do like to overclock a bit so the nforce3 looks better for me, i'm not sure which to get now.. its either the Gigabyte GA-K8NS or the MSI K8N Neo2 you recommended.. In some benchmarks the Gigabite board does seem a little better but I've not had good experience with gigabyte boards... Also the gigabyte mobo is 40 cheaper :confused:

Riptide
06-17-05, 10:38 AM
The MSI is pretty much the board to have if you want to overclock w/NF3. I think if you ask around you'll find that's the truth.

betterdan
06-17-05, 11:55 AM
Just be careful with an Nforce 3 board if you are running a Geforce 6800 GT or Ultra as quite a few people including myself have had freezing issues with that combination.

Shocky
06-17-05, 12:01 PM
nvidia + nvidia = incompatable.... Thats just not right.. :eek:

zoomy942
06-17-05, 12:23 PM
get the mobo in my sig. Jakup and I love EPOX.

Shocky
06-17-05, 12:54 PM
get the mobo in my sig. Jakup and I love EPOX.

That looks good and is quite cheap compared to the neo2.. What cooler do you use on it and how good is it?

Gator
06-17-05, 06:09 PM
Get the Epox or MSI Nforce3 board. Donot get the Gigabyte K8NS Ultra, it's utter crap and the CPU fan has issues.