I'm working at an Asus M2A-VM with a AMD-ATI 690G and SB600. It works fine and with an AMD 4850e (2x2500, 45W TDP) the whole system eats up 45W idle and 75W max. I'm quite fond of it. You just need a relatively recent Kernel to access the chipsets. (My old Gentoo install media I first tried when I installed my machine was not able to see the SATA discs, had to use a newer media.)
I have no experiences with nvidia chipsets but I hear some people get along with them but others also shouting about it. Well, probably many factors in the equation.
edit: The board b.t.w. is well equipped and affordable. I especially like the ASUS BIOS flash mechanism, you just put the Bios Image on a VFAT media (hdd, floppy, cfcard, stick...) and enter the BIOS setup and tell it where the file is located and there you go. No need for Windows based flash programs or DOS boot floppies.
Last edited by Adarion; 03-08-2009 at 11:56 AM.
Stop TCPA, stupid software patents and corrupt politicians!