Looking for MOBO and PSU recommendations for budget gaming rig

I am putting together components to build a gaming rig. This is what I have so far, I need recommendations for a Motherboard and a PSU. I would like to keep the costs of both of these to 250 max, so a total cost of 750 with below parts.

For MOBO I would like AM3+ and crossfire capable as I may add another video card in the future.

For PSU I would like a modular one.

Here is what I have so far:

Case - Zaltac Z9 Plus - - 69.99

MOBO - * need recommendations*

Processor - Phenom II 655 black - - 129.99

Heatsink - ZALMAN CNPS9500A - - 47.99

Data HD - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 ITB - - 59.99

DVD - ASUS DVD burner - - 20.99

PSU - *Need recommendations*

Video - HIS IceQ X Turbo Radeon HD 6850 - - 174.99

OS drive - *already have *- Crucial 64 GB SSD -

RAM - *already have *- Corsair Vengeance 16GB -

Total - 503.94

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  2. If you plan to add a Crossfire setup, you should get a 900w+ Powersupply. High end cards can require up to 800w+ alone without including fans and other gadgets in your PC. Personally I'd opt for a 1000w to be safe and somewhat future proof yourself. Buying another PSU later on is a hassle, and something I've had personal experience with. Personally I like Rosewill/Thermaltake/Coolermaster/Antec. But at least get an 80 plus bronze or higher certified PSU.
    Good PSU:
    Good luck!
  3. Small side note: It also would be smart to choose a mobo that comes with the CrossfireX bridge if you're current graphics card did not come with one, or if you do not have one lying around. :)
  4. Thanks everyone!

    Think I am going to go with the Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 and the Rosewill BRONZE Series RBR1000-M!
  5. Don't get a Rosewill PSU and you don't need more than 650W for two HD 6850. 750 overkill already. Also you can get a HD 6870.
  6. Best answer selected by Arhea.
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