Thanks for the info, everyone.
I went with the Gigabyte because since it was cheap.. only real problem is it doesn't support AMD "cool n quiet" which previously saved me about 6 degrees C due to voltage moderation.
To make up for it I bought the Tornado 80 mm fan with a 84.1 CFM for my exhaust and put another case fan on to bring in cool air. I also bought rounded IDE/FDD cables (not to mention 80 mm rubber dampeners to quiet the fans - especially the tornado - down).
BTW, my previous board was the Abit AV8. Not sure if I'll notice a real difference between the VIA and the nforce3.. but I guess I'll find out.
Thanks again for the info.
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