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    hi,
    i'm planning to buy a new comp and it's definitely going to be Athlon 64-based .

    The most difficult problem is to choose the right mobo. so i'm gonna need lots of advice here.

    1) is VIA any better than nvidia?
    2) i heard ati is coming out with its own version. will it be good also?
    3) if i go for nvidia, should i go for nforce 4 or nforce 4 ultra?

    and the most important question of all...which product/brand should i go for and why?


    thx,
    gildan2020
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    NVidia is better, as far as I know.

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    well I know that the VIA chipset beat the nforce 3...
    but not sure about the nforce 4. I think it's supposed to be better.
    If you were going to go for an ati, or even consider it, then you should probably wait a few months to see reviews and stuff (i only just heard of this now).

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    The whole ATI/NVIDIA thing is a matter of opinion, it's just like AMD/INTEL. Tomato, tomahto
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duffman3
    The whole ATI/NVIDIA thing is a matter of opinion, it's just like AMD/INTEL. Tomato, tomahto
    Unless you've been looking at the latest benchmarks.

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    What platform are you moving into?
    I assume socket 939.

    As you are on the cusp of the technology wave it's hard to make solid recommendations yet.
    Not enough data to find a statistically significant trend.
    With socketA, you could be reasonably certain of what you were getting...IMO it's too early yet to make a decision on 939 based systems unless you are willing to go on personal anecdotes.
    Ask VB...he seems well pleased with his setup.
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    yeah, i'm considering socket-939 mobos...

    now i have a new dilemma...
    i wanna retain my good ol' AGP card, but i'm afraid socket-939 mobos dun support agp anymore
    wat can i do?


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    Quote Originally Posted by clocker
    What platform are you moving into?
    I assume socket 939.

    As you are on the cusp of the technology wave it's hard to make solid recommendations yet.
    Not enough data to find a statistically significant trend.
    With socketA, you could be reasonably certain of what you were getting...IMO it's too early yet to make a decision on 939 based systems unless you are willing to go on personal anecdotes.
    Ask VB...he seems well pleased with his setup.
    Socket 939 with AGP (Click): MSI K8T Neo2-FIR

    From what I could tell when I looked for information, the VIA was slightly faster in benchmarks but the Nvidia3 has more overclocking features. The Nvidia was quite a lot more expensive and very few places had them in stock. So I chose the VIA.

    Yes, I'm very pleased with my new setup. It runs very cool with the stock heatsink. Overall a very nice board.
    Last edited by Virtualbody1234; 02-06-2005 at 11:38 AM.

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