Originally Posted by RaCeR123
I understand the importance of a nice motherboard if I was planning on overclocking but since I am not interested in OC'ing at the moment would it still be a good idea to get a more expensive mother board or would I be OK with something like Biostar A780L3G AM3 760G mATX Motherboard
Sadly it's still not a very acceptable choice, that motherboard may be rated 125W-140W but most 3+1 mosfet boards (from even better companies than Biostar) only rate their 3+1 mosfet systems at 95W. Even with the stock cooler sharing some of the air blowing down onto the mosfets you're still risking a heat death here. Even a 4+1 is risky in most cases. The only motherboard company I know of that really don't ever skimp out on mosfets on new boards is GIGABYTE; ASUS is pretty good too, if you don't count ASRock.
Perhaps the Gigabyte MA770T-UD3 may interest you; it may not have mosfet cooling but is the cheapest 8+2 board out there and should be fairly adequate for a non-overclocked 125W processor.
Whoops, I realize that still has a 4+1 phase and it is tiny... let me keep looking...Edited by xd_1771 - 12/27/10 at 11:58pm