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Athlon64FX-53 and MSI

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June 7, 2004 4:17:57 PM

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?

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June 7, 2004 5:05:56 PM

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
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June 7, 2004 6:36:55 PM

Asus has a via socket 939 board out for about $200 on pricewatch. Don't know if it has an agp/pci lock for overclocking.
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June 7, 2004 7:16:26 PM

Guess I was way off in thinking the support was available for 939 so soon. I really like the MSI Neo line of boards, so maybe I'll wait until they have a 939 pin version.
June 7, 2004 7:40:43 PM

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.
June 8, 2004 3:29:29 PM

Do you have any further info on MSI's 7025 board? I haven't seen a word of it yet. Anyone else talk about a native 939 board yet?
June 8, 2004 7:29:57 PM

It was the motherboard used for benchmarks in the second link.