Soltek has the nForce 3 250GB board with the smallest footprint thanks to an unique layout. They include four SATA ports including RAID, and of course they take advantage of the other advanced features of the nForce 3 250GB like the GigE and driver level firewall. Stability of the board was excellent as well. The software bundle is also quite excellent as is the documentation.
If purple is your favorite color then you are probably sold already on the Soltek. If you are also looking for a board with a smaller foot print and the nForce 3 250GB chipset then this is the top choice as well. Performance could use a bit of an improvement, but it was stable and includes good overclocking options. If you are in the market for a power purple mainboard with the strength of the nForce 3 250GB then look no further.
small footprint, unique layout
excellent software bundle
4 SATA RAID ports
only two DIMM slots
Nvidia nForce 3 250GB: Soltek K8AN2E-GR Review @ AMDZone
Published in: Hardware on 2004-09-20