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As my current motherboard is crap, I'm upgrading my motherboard.

1. I want a motherboard with USB 3.0 (SATA III would be nice, but not needed)
2. Doesn't have to be good with overclocking (I don't overclock)
3. Under $200 (+/- $20)
4. At least 2 PCI-E slots
5. Want it to run COOL (Don't like my study being 10 degrees hotter than it should be)
6. Not needed, but a nice looking mobo would be nice


One more thing: I'm not really familiar with the different chipsets, but which one would most fit my needs and be the best for gaming? The 890 FX looks nice, but I'm not sure that's a good chipset for me (boards seem to be optimized for overclocking, something I don't need).

Thanks for all your help!
 

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[del]One more thing: Do all AM3 boards only accept DDR3-1333 natively, or do some boards accept DDR3-1600 (all the boards I've seen only accept DDR3 natively)?[/del]

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IIRC, the memory controller on the AM3 Processors is 1333mhz natively, but can be overclocked...

K Thanks! Do you know any mobos that fit my specifications?
 

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i love my mobo. check my system

That board looks tremendous (will be one of my top picks)! How hot does it run?
 

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idk if anyone has mentioned yet but I was very happy with the M4A89GTD PRO/USB3.0. $140 something new on the egg...I see one on there now open box for $105. Seems like it was just a small step below my new crosshair iv but I really didn't feel like it was lacking when I had it....I really like Asus mobo's though so I'm a little prejudice.
 
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