Hey everybody, I'm looking to replace my ASUS M4A78PRO 780G AM2/AM2+/AM3 motherboard since the thing died on me.
I'll be using the motherboard for gaming and some overclocking here and there, nothing heavy.
Specs: AMD Phenom II X4 955BE
Corsair H50 (AM3 bracket)
*Ram - Will be buying ram to suit the new motherboard, recommendations would be great.
Power supply: Xion 1000w
HD: Samsung SATA 160GB
GPU: GTX 560 Ti 1024mb
Case: Antec 900
For actual size, I'm looking for an ATX board, possible under $100, (or as close to that as possible)
I agree on AM3+, with a 900-series chipset such as the one C12Friedman suggested. I personally prefer Asus and ASRock for motherboards, but Gigabyte has an excellent reputation as well.
I would suggest G.Skill RAM, if only because most of it doesn't have the huge heat spreaders, which may interfere with cooler mounting; check that before selecting your RAM.
That's a nice looking board, I like the positive feedback that it has. There were two other boards that I had in mind, but feedback was a little shaky, so I wasn't sure if these were good boards or not, but the prices are great...