I've heard lots of bad stuff also about the nforce3
for every person that has had a nf3 bug/issue I have seen the same thing on the via chipset as well.. and this also goes for the 3d bug that will crash the pc right away such as what happened to the nf3 hardocp reviewed and yet this is a VIA
no board is bug free period from any chipset line and Ive ran the chaintech and gigabyte and both are stable boards the main issues are the setup..
no just installing the new HW and rebooting into your old oS.. this requires a complete reformat and install and really good knowledge of the bios settings and the biggy "READING THE MANUAL ALL THE WAY THOUGH" first..
other than that pick your board on features and options.. and if you watch I will be doing a chaintech nf3 review kinda thing for AMDMB.com as there are alot of things thta can be done not to the board itself but bios settings and such that can get the most from the nf3 chipset that alot and I mean alot of peoiple are over looking.
Ati x1900 Crossfire & FX-60 Dual Core[3DMark 2006=12,573