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Good AMD mobo (GA-970A-D3?)

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From here.

I kinda have my eyes set on this, it seems like a good board overall, but I'd rather hear from someone more experienced.

I'm not looking to do any heavy OCing (and even the little I do will have to wait until next winter), but I want a reliable quality board nonetheless. I have no need for integrated graphics, I have a 8500GT lying around that is fine for what I'm going to use it for. Not set on a CPU yet but I might end up getting an X6 (still, I want a board that will handle an X2 as well just in case I end up doing a major downgrade). Is that a good board or are there better ones? I'm not looking to spend more than $150.

I haven't decided on a build yet, I'm merely contemplating, so of course suggestions are welcome all around but given the current prices and circumstances, I'm really not looking to buy Intel or bulldozer/Fusion.
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I will tell you that I am personally having a few issues with the 970a series, but they may be user error, and I am only a user of one.

That said, while I did not see it on the list, if you can I would spring for the 970UD, to get to get extra VRM.
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