I was hoping to get some professional advice. I want to buy the new 125w Phenom II X4 965BE, but I need a decent motherboard (preferably Asus), which would support this CPU out of the box. I would like to invest up to 100 pounds in the motherboard. Was looking forward to Asus Am3 M4A79XTD Evo, but that one needs a bios update first, to support this CPU.
I got the Asus M4A77TD which is AM3 - DDR3 - Pci-E 2.0 - 7.1 HD Sound amd works right out the box, I installed a Phenom II X4 955BE and can overclock to 3.8Ghz no problem, bios is already for all Phenom and supports X6 processors that come out. Paid like $95 canadian so it would be a little cheaper for you.