Advice required on mobo purchase

Hi all
This my first post here so pls correct me if I get any forum netiquettes wrong.
Also my 1st time buying a mobo and I need some advice coz I'm really confused!!!
I already have a AMD 64 X2 4200+ processor. Also have Patriot PC2-6400 (800 MHz 2x1 GB) DDR2 RAM enhanced latency (5-5-5-12), 2.0 V. So these are my 1st main concerns wit regards 2 d mobo.

I've read thru quite a few post & reviews but still cant select a mobo while keeping costs low. Where I live, Intel is the main sway n AMD rather unknown so support n info for AMD is poor :(
I actually have a couple of boards in mind

1. Gigabyte GA-M57SLI-S4 (rev. 2.0)
http://www.gigabyte.co.nz/Products/Motherboard/Products_Overview.aspx?ProductID=2539

2. Asus M2N32-SLI deluxe
http://www.asus.com/products.aspx?modelmenu=1&model=1163&l1=3&l2=101&l3=0

3. Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe
http://www.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=101&l3=301&l4=0&model=1160&modelmenu=2

4. ASUS M2N-E
http://www.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=101&l3=308&l4=0&model=1181&modelmenu=2

Most of the boards have similar features so m looking for best price. If you know of a better board pls let me know. I'm a mid level gamer so am wondering whether I should get SLi or go in for 1xPCIe x16 2.0 slot. I use a CRT(max resol 1152x864) but will upgrade 2 a higher resl LCD monitor soon. Also I'm not quite clear bout how the RAM power requirements (2.0V) will affect the mobo choice. Lastly for 2 way Sli, what min capacity SMPS will I require?

Will appreciate any advice, thanks for reading! :)
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  1. I understand this does not answer your question….

    I would dump the AMD and buy a Q6600, the processor you have is like $80 and slow.
    If you already have to spend the cash on a new MB buy an Intel compatible MB as your memory will still be usable. The only downfall is that the Processor will be $200 more then you want to spend.
  2. rock1987 said:
    I'm a mid level gamer so am wondering whether I should get SLi/Crossfire
    Will appreciate any advice, thanks for reading! :)


    That is a oxymoron..
    1xPCIe x16 2.0 slot is the way to go
  3. Thanks Grieve, but sadly 4 me my budget wont allow me :(
    Anyhow the AMD pro will still b a big upgrade 4 me considering that my current CPU is 1Ghz...
  4. In light of getting a mobo that has single slot pcie 16x 2.0 plus all other standard features found this mobo:
    Asus M3A
    http://www.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=149&l3=592&l4=0&model=1934&modelmenu=1
    Would appreciate your opinion or input on this...
    I'm lil lost on whether my RAM will be compatable with the mobo
    < Patriot PC2-6400 (800 MHz 2x1 GB) DDR2 RAM enhanced latency (5-5-5-12), 2.0 V.>
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