^ no, that would not be a bad idea, quite a bit cheaper for the amd, and similar performance...i guess i should have been recomending it instead of the q9550 in the first place as it is more of an ocer chip. Since your not ocing then amd would be your best bet.
I am not the most knowledgeable person when it comes to new amd cpu's as i have not bought one since my 3200+ back in the day. Since you are not ocing though, a higher end mobo is not really needed (the higher end ones are better ocers)
Newegg.com - MSI K9N2GM-FD AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 8200 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards
Man that board is cheap, and should serve you just fine if you don't plan to oc.
I will look to see if i can bring down the cost in other ways and post back if i can.