core 2 duo or phenom II x3

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the X3 720 usually gets ~3.8GHZ or so, sometimes >4GHZ, and has an extra core

Some people have been able to unlock the forth core, though it's a lucky dip really.
 

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Well if you want a higher clocker I think the E7400 will do better in that department with that said its really hard to turn down a triple core w/ 6mb cache. Just go AMD
 

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These are good boards:
Newegg.com - JetWay JHA07-ULTRA-LF AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards
Newegg.com - JetWay JHA06-GT-LF AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

I'm not sure how much difference the 790GX board has over the 780G boards, apart from the onboard GPU and the colours. though I think that 790GX boards is one of the best looking boards out.
Also, they have 6 chokes next to the CPU, so should support very high-powered chips, as well as some high overclocking headroom.
 
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