I haven't had a problem with Via. I do think the NForce is good tho, however it's a bit late to market, especially Abit's NForce 415 board. As far as the Via goes, I agree with Darth here. I have had several Via-based boards for both Intel and AMD CPU's. IMO, it comes down to the manufacturer's quality, not just the chipset. Asus, Tyan, and SuperMicro have powered or are powering some of my rigs, and they use Via chipsets. They are also solid boards, the Asus A7V I've had for about 1 1/2 years now. They are greeeat!