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955 black edition quad $145 (amazon.com free ship no tax)
$105 dollar Asus micro atx featuring 7XX chipset
$25 Hyper 212+ heatsink (best cooling per dollar spent; many will agree)
1600 DDR3 Mushkin 7-9-7-24 $70 (nonsale price; you can get it for 70 any day)

Total:

145+105+25+70 = $345

you can easily spend $50 more dollars on your mobo, getting an 890FXE that will blow your Asus out the water imo but if you are fixed on an Asus then you can snap up the best Asus board for $150 that you can find (wont be an 890 chipset though).
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no, that's what I meant. when I upgraded from an M2A-VM to an M4A785-M I had to run windows from the disk and wipe the hard drive.

This was an upgrade from an M4A785M to An M488T-M (they even look virtually the same). so I didn't have to load windows or anything. Just plug N Play. NICE
    
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I find 1100T is not worth it for 90% of cases. One guy got it to 5Ghz on air... with really, really high voltage. If suicide runs is what you love go get it, otherwise 1090T would be just as fine. Same issue with 955, 965, 975, etc.

The M4A88T-M is not a very optimal choice for the x6 though: 4+1 power phase. You won't want to overclock very far on it, and you shouldn't be overclocking at all without any mosfet cooling of sorts.

Why the board wouldn't load windows is a little weird - you may need to reinstall Windows due to driver conflicts of sorts. Switching CPUs is usually not as much an issue as switching mobos. Unless you mean you don't get any POST at all, which might be a different issue...
The issue with the new MotherBoard is that windows uses it as an identifier, you have to re install windows after replacing the motherboard. Windows will see the new MotherBoard as a new machine and then go PIRATE, PIRATE, PIRATE and do a mini lock-down. (well thats the way I see it)

Me on the other hand I have to call Microsoft and tell them that I am the same person and what not and let them know I have upgraded my MotherBoard and only then can I re-install windows.....ahh the joys of using OEM Software..lol.
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no, that's what I meant. when I upgraded from an M2A-VM to an M4A785-M I had to run windows from the disk and wipe the hard drive.

This was an upgrade from an M4A785M to An M488T-M (they even look virtually the same). so I didn't have to load windows or anything. Just plug N Play. NICE
Yeah its nice , I know. But still, after backing up your data, do a clean install of OS when you have the time. After major upgrades its highly recommended. It may run fine now but later it can cause problems. Only telling you because I have faced similar probs many many times before.
    
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