I looked at this MB and 900 MHz Athlon T-Bird. All the benchmarks I reviewed showed this MB to be a screamer, especially when coupled w/the 1 GHz Athlon. I ended up buying an EPoX MB w/the T-Bird 900 which is pretty fast in it's own right.
One thing to keep in mind is the other components of your system. If your video card is outdated or doesn't have alot of memory, it can slow your system down. Same thing with hard drive and internet connection speed.
There is no good and evil, there is only power, and those too
weak to seek it....