I know, I know.. AMD sucks doesn't it?
But im going with the 6000+ for 78 bucks so i can get a 4850 and keep my budget at 900 bucks (good 24" lcd, speakers) The cpu benchmarks for AMD vs Intel's "competing" models of cpu's aren't that impressive, they run typically the same unless you stare at your screen obsessively trying to notice the difference.
WITH THAT SAID..
I need a very good recommendation on what AM2/AM2+ motherboard to get.
Lots of gaming, but I don't necessarily NEED crossfire if one motherboard without it has all the other amazing features.
A ROCK SOLID, great, long lasting, good warranty, motherboard for under 100 bucks.
I've been looking everywhere
so far here are my choices i've personally came up with,
Im hoping you can steer me in a better direction because this PC has to last me for a long, long, time since I don't get 900 bucks to spend all that often..
Dont steer me to Intel, either. (tomshardware forums = usually smart minded, but intel fanboys non the less) $164 for the 8400, go look at real benchmarks and the 6000+ isn't that far behind for someone like me to notice.