Originally Posted by ffejrxx
all of the free boards are 3+1 power
good enough for 65w cpu
none of the boards have better than 4+1 power phase
will work for 95w cpu, with mild overclock
i wouldnt overclock a 125+w cpu in any of them
best bang for $150 would be the x4 840 and Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H
if you are fairly close to microcenter, you can go there, their sales reps are very knowledgeable
I disagree with this comment. I have a Biostar A780L3G that can handle a Phenom II x6 1090T and 970. I test it myself and also add VRM coolers and NB fan on it.
This mobo is not oc friendly, but it can run any AMD AM3 cpu at stock without a problem. It has a 4 phase power on this mobo.