I am at a decision point and would like to feedback from you. I am ready to build a high-end machine and have everything picked out. But I am struggling with the chipset selection.
I will be buying the Athlon64 FX-53 (socket 939). The buz nearly everywhere is on the MSI Neo board, using the nForce3-250 Gb chipset. I love everything I ready about this board and the chipset and was ready to pull the trigger when I had some doubts.
Does this board limit the high end processor that I am buying? Should I be waiting for nVidia to put out a native socket 939 chipset. This FX 939 chip will fir into the 940 socket right?
Am I buying a high-performance engine and putting skinny tires on it?
Ok, if you're talking about the MSI K8N Neo Platinum, that's a socket 754 mobo. Yeah, it rocks, but it won't take your FX-53. I'm not sure if MSI even has a socket 939 motherboard out right now. According to their site, they have 1 socket 940 board out, which could support a socket 940 FX-53, but that is running a less glamourous VIA chipset.
"The only way to overcome temptation is to yield to it" - Oscar Wilde
Yea, I'm in the same boat as you...there is only one 939 board right now and that is the Asus board. I personally am going to wait for MSI's 7025 board for socket 939. Unless they get beat by some other board with that chipset.