Re: Customer Appreciation Contest: Win a Brand New Zenith VE VNF3-250 motherboard!
I've owned two Chaintech boards, the ZNF3-150 and the VNF3-250. Of all the boards I've owned in the past several years, the VNF3-250 has been the biggest surprise. To be honest, I didn't expect much because of its value position in the market. Instead, I got a board that was not only inexpensive, but is as fast and stable as any I've ever had. This board is currently running rock solid at 288 fsb. Coupled with a Radeon 9800 Pro, 2 36gb Raptors in RAID 0, an Audigy2 and some excellent OCZ pc3700eb memory, it posts 3DMark 2001 scores in excess of 22000 and 03 marks greater than 6700. My much-ballyhooed Abit IC7-Max 3 and a P4C overclocked to 3.4 ghz couldn't come close.
The only limitation I have is my processor, which tops out at about 2.3 ghz.
This is probably the least expensive board I've ever owned.
And it very well may be the best.
Last edited by jp5612; 05-29-2004 at 09:11 AM.
System 1 -- A64 3500+ E4 (Asetek Antarctica), Abit AN8 Ultra, ATi Radeon X1900XTX (Swiftech MCW 50) 2 x1 gb OCZ PC 3200 Platinum, 2 x WD 250 SATA II , Liteon DVD-RW, Antec P160, Antec Neo HE 550, System 2 A64 3500+ Winchester,Asus A8V rev. 2, BFG GeForce 6800 Ultra with NV Silencer, 2x512 Mushkin Enhanced PC3200, Thermalright XP-90, WD 80gb SE, NEC DVD-RW, Vantec Nexus, Lian Li PC60, Antec NeoPower 480