It should be
pretty clear by now that if you're looking for a top of the line Athlon64
motherboard the Chaintech
Zenith ZNF3-150 easily delivers.
The Zenith ZNF3-150 is a very
well rounded motherboard, and with a retail price of $240 CDN ($180 US) you'd have to expect a speedy board
with a lot of features. In terms of onboard goodies, the Zenith
ZNF3-150 has Serial ATA/Serial ATA RAID and an additional IDE controller, IEEE 1394,
Gigabit LAN and VIA's new Envy24PT 7.1 soundcard.
Chaintech also include a decent software bundle
that includes Pro-Magic, Image It and Norton Anti Virus. Along with the
long list of bundled goodies (rounded cables, CBox3 5 1/4" utility drive bay, etc.)
there is the very unique Radex MOSFET cooling accessory.
The heatsink on the nForce3 was somewhat disappointing,
and along with one a particularly hard to reach jumper things were not all
perfect however. Yet,
overall I'd have to say that performance of the ZNF3-150 motherboard was excellent,
and it was quite an overclocker as well.
The Chaintech Zenith ZNF3-150 is a worthy motherboard for even the most
demanding Athlon64 user, and I'm positive if you tried one out yourself
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