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A new mobo - help me be cheap!

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All,

Am considering a new mobo due to RAID issues with the crappy Marvell controller on my current board. If that can't be resolved, I'm going to get a new mobo.

Preferred retailer: http://www.scan.co.uk/Shop/Computer-...MD-890FX-890GX

Criteria:

- Cheapish (I'll have to buy DDR3 RAM too)
- Decent on board sound (I don't want to buy a dedicated card), surround not required
- RAID capable with at least 6 SATA ports
- Prefer USB3.0 and SATA III
- A very solid overclocker, as my current chip is going to be good enough for a while.

That said, is AM3 a platform worth moving to at the moment? Bulldozer's around the corner, and I don't want to buy a board that'll be obsolete in 3 months.
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Wait for BD
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Everything on 201tb nas nothing Koolance CPU-370 hwlabs sr-1 420 
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hwlabs gtx120 hwlabs gts 360 xflow ek fc5870 nickel+acetalx3 changes 
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crap model m, 6gv2, k95, wasd, code v2, model f Changes MM 
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Buy whatever SATA PCIe card fits your budget and wait a few months for Orochi - or SB on x68. You can sell the SATA card later.
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If you want to be cheap don't tip the pizza guy.
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