The Phenom has the upper hand in gaming. If you are planning a crossfire setup then look for AMD 890GX or FX chipset. For single GPU AMD 870 or 880G chipset. Those boards will support DDR3 ram. Boards supporting both DDR2 and DDR3 can not run both types at the same time.
The motherboard should not break but it has a low range chipset and I personally would get a board with the chipset's I listed in my first post. Well not having L3 cache makes it a fake Phenom that will perform on level with Athlon II at the same core speed.