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Decent AM3 Motherboard for OC'ing under $150?

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Preferably under $100 to be honest, $150 is kind of a lot for me to be spending on a MB.

Only requirement is 2 PCIe 2.0 slots so I can crossfire sometime in the future, and hopefully there aren't too many problems with it.

What do you guys recommend?
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Here's a good one for you.

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0330615
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I second that recommendation. Even though it's near the top of your budget range, it's worth it.
    
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I finished a friend of mines build last week with this board. It overclock pretty good. I got his amd 945 to 3.8 with no probalemshttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138193

As long as you don't put an x6 on this one you will be fine.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130565
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I second that recommendation. Even though it's near the top of your budget range, it's worth it.
Any problems with that one? Any major issues?
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So far I've heard alot of good thing about the board but like always there's going to be pro's and con. I've read somewhere that with a bios update we could use the new BD chip thats coming out soon
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I personally don't like GX boards for OC'ing.

And only 1, 16x PCI slot is lame.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130565

or if you don't mind going slightly over budget

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131655
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Any problems with that one? Any major issues?
I have the big brother to that mobo, but without the USB 3.0. Trust me when I say you are going to like or even love that mobo. Which both mobo are the same except the power phase, on-board video and USB3.0.
Here what I have done with my mobo.
AMD Phenom II 970 X4 hit 5.0ghz.
AMD Phenom II 560 X2 hit 5.0ghz.
VALIDATED Phenom II 560
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1477239
I forgot about validating the 970.
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Yes, TA890FXE all the way. 7GHz on a Phenom with that badboy, multiple people have done it. Odd thing is the 4+2 powerphase. I'm definitely gonna pick one up in the near future.
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