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Recommend a AMD socket 939 mobo...

By Greenmachine ยท 13 replies
Dec 21, 2005
  1. Ok my cousin is building a comp....
    Here are the specs so far....
    1). Antec LifeStyle SONATA II Piano Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450Watt SmartPower

    2). eVGA 6600GT 128MB PCI-expressx16 (http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16814130214)

    3). AMD Athlon 64 3500+ socket 939

    4). CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200)

    5). WD 120GB hard drive

    6). NEC DVD Burner

    The only thing left is the motherboard...it needs to be socket 939 & PCI-expressx16...SLi is not really necessary. He will not be doing any hardcore gaming or overclocking.
    Willing to spend around $100 for mobo

    I was looking at these..but willing to take other recommendations
    1). GIGABYTE GA-K8NF-9 Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4

    2). Chaintech VNF4 nForce 4 Ultra chipset

    also looked at some ASUS mobos....any suggestions??
  2. mnm222876

    mnm222876 TS Rookie

    I'd go with an ASUS. They have a couple boards that utilize the nForce4 for around $90-100. Good rep and reliable mobos.
  3. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,360

  4. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,054

    me to

    and why would thay discontuie to sell the vnf4 ultra, it was a good seller there, a great budget board to
  5. iluvnug

    iluvnug TS Rookie Posts: 18

  6. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,360

    That's the one I suggested above, I guess I didn't label what my link was to though.
  7. Oslove

    Oslove TS Rookie

    Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI is a great & stable m/b if you don't want the SLI goo for the VGA version. :slurp:
  8. beerabuser30

    beerabuser30 TS Enthusiast Posts: 198

    I have the Abit board mentioned above and have had great luck with it so far.
  9. willywalrus

    willywalrus TS Rookie

    I would say to go with anything made by Asus, DFI, Foxconn, Abit, MSI (list maybe missing some) and make sure it is based on a Nvidia chipset (Nforce 3 or later)
  10. AJ9027

    AJ9027 TS Rookie


    I would suggest the Biostar NF4ST-A9. I have it in my system and it runs great. It has a PCI-E x16 and a XGP slot which supports most AGP video cards. It is very cheap for the amount of raw power that you can put throught it. Also it supports all high-end 939 processors if you ever want to upgrade. Here is the link http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813138248
  11. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Posts: 470

  12. Jaquio

    Jaquio TS Rookie Posts: 26

  13. kodrutz

    kodrutz TS Booster Posts: 108

  14. kapeed1986

    kapeed1986 TS Rookie Posts: 18

    MoBo for 939

    there are quite a large no of 939 mobos NOW

    for a 'bang-for-da-buck' one, i suggest you go in for MSI RS 480 M2 .. it's really cheap

    BEST ONBOARD SOLUTION : 128Mb ATi Radeon X200
    TV out
    DDR Dual Channel
    Micro ATX
    5.1 Onboard
    SATA , LAN
    8 USB

    Disadv : No Overclocking
    no PCIe 1X
    No GigaBit
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