Well i decided to get
XFX GeForce 8200 Motherboard CPU Bundle - AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Processor 2.60GHz Black Edition at TigerDirect.com
That motherboard should allow for some decent overclocking, and the processor is 2.7ghz stock, (only 200mhz lower than what i was able to achieve with this 3800+)
im going to try and push for 3.4ghz
(also i noticed it has an 8-pin 12-volt connector for the motherboard, so i'll need to get a dual molex to 12-volt 8pin adapter i guesS)
if you guys have any other ideas on this upgrade for the same price (around 150~usd)
please let me know
the reason i picked the XFX 8200 mobo, is it has 8200 integrated graphics, and im going to be stuck with integrated graphics for a few weeks untill i get a 4850.
i'd rather use that 8200 than many of the other onboard solutions, and i should be able to maintain 30-40fps in games @ 1024x768, so i'll still be able to play CSS untill my video upgrade.
(when im done pushing this thing to the limit next week i'll post my superpi times, and when i said "in the 20s" i meant 29 or 28 or so, .. i honestly think i should be able to get it=)
any input is welcome and appreciated though