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What chipset is better?

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  1. Weigy104 New Member

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    nforce 3 ultra/regular or the k8t 800 pro. it has to be one of these cos i'm upgrading to a 939 cpu and have just bought a AGP graphics card so... :eek: i've kinda went off abit motherboards recently cos i heard some bad user reviews :( and theres something about the nforce boards that i like :p don't know which is better though. pls help

    soz for posting yet another question about motherboards :eek:
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    yeh that looks pretty good and is exactly the same price as another one i found and like alot MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum. This board gets some really good reviews. Which is better?

    btw i'll be putting the new 3800+ venice on it for some serious gaming performance :cool:
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    Go with the DFI. Best overal board with killer overclocking features. I would get a 3700+ Sandiago over that venice chip.
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    do you have a good reason? cos the venice has more new features.
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    Plus there is not much gains by buying a San Diego over a Venice, at least not ones that will be noticable. I would go with the Venice based on price versus the San Diego.
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    The 3800 Venice is more expensive than a 3700 Sandiego. The Venice core is a sandiego with less cache. The venice does not have more features than a Sandiego core. But when it comes to a cpu go with what ever you can afford, not by what someone tells you.

    Athlon 64 3800+ 512K 90nm Rev. E Venice $373.00
    http://www.monarchcomputer.com/Merc...e=M&Product_Code=120208&AFFIL=pricewatch&NR=1

    Athlon 64 3700+ 1MB 90nm Rev. E San Diego $339.00
    http://www.monarchcomputer.com/Merc...e=M&Product_Code=120273&AFFIL=pricewatch&NR=1
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    This was the article I was referencing for my previous post about the little gains the SD has over the Venice.

    I guess the Venice are a little more expensive than the SD. Sorry.

    Reveiw on the SD and Venice chips.
    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=219&num=1

    www.newegg.com (Prices on the chips)

    Venice
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...ce=&MaxPrice=&SubCategory=343&Submit=Property

    SD
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...ce=&MaxPrice=&SubCategory=343&Submit=Property



    I guess I would consider an SD chip then based on price and the hair of performence it has over the Venice.

    Good luck on the cpu hunt!!

    :)

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