Need help finding mobo w/good space between CPU and PCI-E!

I need help finding a GOOD (OC capable) mobo, $100 or under, that has decent space between the CPU and PCI-E slot, -- or one that will comfortably fit a Cooler Master GeminII CPU heatsink with a 8800 GTS in the PCI-E slot.

The reason is I just purchased a Cooler Master GeminII and as awesome as it is, it takes up a lot of space!

The other parts which will be going into this mobo are:

-Athlon X2 5600
-Nvidia 8800 GTS 640MB
-Western Digital Caviar 160GB 7200 RPM
-A-DATA 2GB DDR2 800 Dual Channel
-Broadway Com OKIA ATX 550W PS

I've been looking at some nForce 570 SLI boards, but the first PCI-E is too close to the CPU and the second PCI-E only runs at 8x!

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  1. Do not know if you will be eventually wanting to do Sli. But this motherboard looks like it has the space you need and it meets your other critera's.

    BIOSTAR TForce TF7025-M2 Socket AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 7025 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail $65.99

    Or you could go with this 590 series motherboard that is SLi with both PCIE running 16x and put your 8800gts in 2nd slot. It is a little over your $100 limit by $20 after mail in rebate. But Evga motherboards are getting a rep for being very OC'able.

    EVGA 122-M2-NF59-TR Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail $149.99 ($119.99 after $30.00 Mail-In Rebate).

    Hope this helps you out some.
  2. Thanks for the help Yoosty.
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