Suggestions for a motherboard

Hi all,

I am in the process of building a desktop PC, which I intend to use for general purpose as well as occasional gaming (actually the only games I play are flight sims like il-2 sturmovik 1946 and would like to move on to cliffs of dover). I have decided to buy the RADEON HD 7850 2GB along with an AMD FX 6300. Which motherboard would you suggest along with these two? I 'm looking for something with a cost-benefit value, which would hopefully run CloD without problems. Any suggestions for the rest of the parts (memory, PSU, etc) would be welcome.

thanks
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  1. I'll highly recommend this board as Best value/Benefit of it.. http://www.amazon.com/MSI-Computer-Motherboard-Motherboards-970A-G46/dp/B0073JYZ48/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1356789181&sr=8-12&keywords=am3
    It comes with 2x PCIe 2.0 so you can go SLI/CFX which is awesome for a board like this. Few years ago, 2x PCIe 2.0 cost like $200+...
  2. Motherboard won't really have any effect on performance at all.

    I would recomend something like the

    ASRock 970-PRO3 Motherboard

    or

    Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 Motherboard
  3. ASUS M5A78L-M LX V2 Motherboard
  4. Thanks for your answers guys, they were really helpful.
  5. Have you considered 990 motherboards, like MSI 990FXA-GD80 or GD65, Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3? I think they have better heatsinks, and better chipset for that new FX-6300 processor..
    Some 990 motherboards:
    GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3
    MSI 990FXA-GD80
    MSI 990FXA-GD65
    ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0
    ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z
    ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0
    Those motherboards are around ~$120 to $180, but you'll get better support, functions and no need to upgrade motherboard to upgrade to better AMD processors.
    You can check prices at stores like: Newegg, Landmark, NCIX, and Tigerdirect.
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