If you’re looking for no-nonsense, basic Athlon64 motherboard, Motherboards.org recommends the Chaintech VNF4 Ultra Value Edition (NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra):
You get all of the cool features of the nForce4 platform including SATAII support, dual-core CPU (Athlon X2) support, and the performance of the highest performing chipset for the Athlon 64 platform on the market. Price-wise, the VNF4 Ultra can’t be beat. For $84 retail price online, the Chaintech VNF4 Ultra is the least expensive nForce4 Ultra board on the market, bar none. At the moment nForce4 motherboards are retailing on PriceWatch for $81. The Chaintech nForce4 is well worth the extra $3 USD for the board, as you get the improved features and performance over the regular nForce4.
Published in: nForce4 on 2005-06-09