What is a good motherboard to use with this CPU for gaming?

I'd like to know what a good motherboard would be to use in conjuncture with this CPU. I'd like to be able to play games like BF3 or Red Orchestra 2 with them.

Also, it'd be preferable if you could keep the mobo's price to around $150 or less.

Any help is welcome! Thanks in advanced!
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  1. I have been using the MSI 790FX-GD70 for some time now. Though mine is in active service for my media center, not gaming. I would suggest any of the 890FX or 990FX platforms from a reputable company. Be it MSI, Asus, or Gigabyte.
  2. sosofm said:

    Just for confirmation's sake, either one of these along with the CPU I mentioned WILL let me play some higher-end games, like BF3 Red Orchestra 2, Wargame, etc., right? I just want to be extra sure, so I don't end up wasting my time and/or money.
  3. ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ cpu support list http://www.asrock.com/mb/cpu.asp?Model=970%20Extreme3 your CPU is named in that list AM3 Phenom II X4 HD96ZTWFK4DGR(BE) 95W Zosma
    ASRock 990FX Extreme3 AM3+ cpu support list http://www.asrock.com/mb/cpu.asp?Model=990FX%20Extreme3 and is the same name AM3 Phenom II X4 HD96ZTWFK4DGR(BE) 95W Zosma
    Yes you can play anything you want. And with a little luck you can unlock that CPU into 5 or 6 core.
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