Wanting to build an AMD 64, need mobo...

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    Melvin_91GT New Member

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    Alright, so, my old Athlon 2500+ system died several months ago. I don't feel like wasting any more money on it, but would rather salvage a few things from it (case, HD's, power supply) and build a newer and more capable 939-based system.

    I've pretty much settled on the Winchester based 3000+ processor, which seems to be a quite popular and cheap processor. My only question now is the motherboard. I DO NOT want another ePox piece of shit, since I had nothing but problems with my old one. What do you suggest as a good board for this machine? I don't need something super-spectacular, because I'm really not into gaming at all anymore and I won't be overclocking it.

    ASUS? DFI? MSI?

    Suggest away...

    Thanks! :)
     
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    asus makes good mobos as well but take note that the A8V has no pci express slots while the Neo4 does for $10 more
     
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    I had noticed that, and the PCIx slot does give the MSI board a bit more head room with regard to upgrades in the future if necessary.

    It's just tough for me, since the last time I strayed from an ASUS board (ePox) I was presented with nothing more than a POS.
     
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    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?description=13-131-530&depa=1

    ah well here is asus's version of that board
    at the same price no less
    i didn't know they had one
    i dont think it makes much difference, from what i've heard, asus and msi are about equal when it comes to quality
    i think id get an MSI if i was to build a comp right now
    im not quite sure why though
    actually i think its because ive never had one and id like to try
     
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    I went with MSI and that was almost a year ago and have not had any problems. A friend of mine did the same thing and hasn't had any problems either.
     
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    If i wasn't waiting for another manufacturer besides MSI to release a board with the ati xpress 200 chipset. I would definately be all over DFI nforce 4 board.

    I have no beefs with MSI's board, their xpress 200 board is crap though.
     
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    go with a DFI nf4 ultra-D you will be happy with it
     
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    How much do you want to spend?
     

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