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Hi guys im planning to get a new motherboard as soon as the AM3+ socket comes out. I wont bother updating the bios on my old one cause it has a 4+1 power phase and other negative things. So my question is what do i have to look for in a new mobo,
8+2?
PCI-E lanes?
Overclocking buttons?

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What you should get will have:
-Lots of surge protection and heavy copper traces.
-solid Jap caps and as many phases as posible
-ferrite chokes
-USB 3.0 and pref. ext. SATA
-Raid compatability
-Good bios options
-8 pin power input for CPU
-SLI/Crossfire Comp.
-room for a good CPU cooler.
-SATA plugs that are well located
-Good passive cooling for the NB and VRM

I love a feature rich board but cant give you user results as I am budget minded myself.
Edited by nukem - 4/16/11 at 8:41pm
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A few AM3+ motherboards are out. There are decent boards such as the AsRock 890GM-PRO3 at a great price; though that one also has a 4+1 VRM, it is heatsinked and of quality and will likely not be as huge a problem on FX Series due to improved power efficiency.
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The thing is i still want to use my 965BE for awhile until BD prices drop.
    
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You might want to look at this one by ASRock.
 
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