Motherboard help

Can you recommend a motherboard that will take my AMD Athlon 6400+ CPU, and allow me to use DDR3 RAM? I also need as many PCI-E and PCI slots as possible, due to my GeForce 550GTX covering two slots. I need SATA1 slots to attach 2 HDD's. This MoBo is to fit into a standard PC tower case, not a mini or micro.
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  1. Hmm. Off the top of my head, I don't think that the board you want exists. If you want ddr3, you are going to have to upgrade your cpu.
  2. abekl have right. I don't think you can find that mobo. Buy a new board a new and cheap processor.
  3. The other two guys are right, so I'm going to go ahead and recommend some stuff for you. I don't know your price range, but I can confidently say that you can upgrade your system sub 300 dollars. is a pretty popular AMD processor and is affordable at 150 dollars. AM3 sockets are all over the place. might be pushing it a bit, but try it out. Three PCIx16 slots, most problems seem to be DOA and minor issues with Bios.
  4. Thanks for your help guys,
    I had sort of come to that conclusion myself. It's a minefield out there when it comes to Motherboards and CPU's. Will check out those links.

    Thanks again.
  5. I checked out your recommendations, but I think I want to go as far ahead as I can afford in an upgrade.
    I was thinking of buying the AMD Bulldozer FX-4100 Quad Core 3.6GHz - Asus M5A78L-M USB3 HDMI Motherboard - 8GB DDR3.
    Any reasons I shouldn't or anything in particular I should be aware of?
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