I was considering an MSI K9N Neo-F just cause it was relatively cheap... I am sure it will work once configured properly - gotta love those noob newegg reviewers
Yeah Im the one that posted that review at newegg. You can tell the two bad reviews are from the same person if you read them. Stupid noob doesnt have a clue.
The board is great, no problems whatsoever. Everything fired up with DDR2-800 and worked the first time. I bought OCZ memory and it requires 2.1v. The mobo defaulted at 1.8v and therefore wouldnt even load windows. Once I bumped the voltage up to 2.1v it worked great.
I also used the msi corecell software to to overclock my sempron64 from 2.0 to 2.22. It only went up 1-2c under full load over stock speed using the stock fan. Increased my cpu score in 3dmark05 from 4700 to 5200. My best cpu score with my p4 2.6 northwood was 3600 so its a vast improvement
The nforce 550, 570, 590 are the best available right now for AM2.