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Hi,
I am thinking of getting a cheap (sub £200) Motherboard Processor Memory computer upgrade for Christmas and have already decided on a i3-2120 Processor so i need a motherboard with a LGA1155 socket and i also happen to have two ATI RADEON HD 3870's around so it has to be crossfire compatible. Nothing else really matters because ram is dependant on the motherboard so i want to chose that later. THE MOTHERBOARD HAS TO BE AS CHEAP AS POSSIBLE because i have an extremely low budget
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RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Corsair vengance 2x4GB CL9 SanDisk Extreme 120gb ASUS DRW-1814BL (IDE --> SATA) CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Arch Linux Samsung SyncMaster 2343bw 2048x1152 Novatek 563A 1280x1024 Dell Ultrasharp 2407WFPb 
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Monterey K108 Coolermaster GXLite 500W CoolerMaster HAF 912 Plus Novatech NOV-MOUSE2 
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I would check out MSI for cheap but nice boards. I haven't personally used MSI but from what I hear, they are pretty good. Here are two for you to check out:

This one is a nice looking ATX board. $99.99 after rebate.

This one is an mATX board for $89.99.

I wouldn't go cheap as possible, I would go for about the middle of your price range so therefore you get a decent motherboard but without having to spend a lot of money.

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