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Upgrading over the summer? Best Mobo?

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I'm thinking of upgrading over the summer but I want to spend as little as possible as I need money for uni. So, I'm looking to upgrade from a simple AMD 3800+X2 (939) with a EVGA Mobo (580i). I'm looking for the best priced mobo under 200, 150 hopefully (Canadian), that supports Crossfire, PCI-Express 2.0, a decent overclocker that'll make a E1200 run around 3.4 GHz.

Any suggestions? I got the system I'm upgrading to in my sig, but hopefully wanting a cheaper mobo. Is there a point to even go PCI-Express 2.0 if you could OC'ed the PCI-E to 2.8-3.0 GHz?

Thanks for the help...
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Asus P5Q Pro Atx LGA775 P45 DDR2 2PCI-E16 Crossfire 3PCI-E1 2PCI SATA2 Sound Gblan Esata Motherboard

^Good mobo
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Thanks, that might just be the next one

Would upgrading the Processor to a E2180 be better in the long run for 30 bucks more? Or would the E1200 satisfy it enough at 3.4 GHz? --Don't care if the performance is 20 fps more when I'm already doing a constant 40-60 in the higher end games and constant 100 in the lower end games...
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Asus P5Q-E Socket 775 Intel P45 + ICH10R Chipset Dual-Channel DDR2 1200/1066/800/667MHz Dual Gigabit LAN 8-channel High Definition Audio 2 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 Slots 8x SATA 3Gb/s

would that be any better?
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Asus Maximus Formula

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Do you already have the E1200, because for just a little more you could get an E2140 or even an E2180 that has double the cache and are known to overclock slightly better. Just my opinion.
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