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For AMD platform motherboard I prefer AOPEN over anything else. It doesn't broke too easily and pretty much works with every hardware without making BIOS changes. Also customer support and service is good and for AOPEN prices value is excellent.
I would avoid PC chips boards and ECS and MSI. I have Nothing but sad experiences from those manufacturers.
While I will firmly agree with the comment about keeping away from ECS and PCchips. . .
I don't agree with the MSI part. I build/repair computers for a living, and I have only been using MSI motherboards. They are stable and solid IMO. MSI showed me what it is like to use Windows and not have it crash. . . ever.
But yes, stay the hell away from ECS and PCchips. . . They are cheap makes. . .
Hell, also stay away from anything with a SiS chipset. . .
To zajelo3 list, Gigabyte is a good manufacture. The quality of the motherboards depends on the power supply. If you get generic power supplies you are going to have bad experiences. If you get named brand like Enermax, Power & Cooling, and Zalman, you should not have any problems.
Brands like MSI, ECS, PC Chips, Soyo, etc will always be economy motherboard brands.
I just wanted to add my personal opinion about the Athlon 3200. Save some money and get a Athlon 2500-Mobile, they will fit in the same socket and right out of the box they will overclock to 200Mhz fsb x 12=2400Mhz easily, on air cooling. And that's for noobie overclockers, the hardcore guys are getting 2800Mhz plus on water cooling. Even at 2400Mhz it will still be faster than a 3200. If you don't believe me just google around about it. I have one of the old regular Athlon 2500's when they still had the multipliers unlocked, it is running at 2100Mhz and shows up as a "Athlon XP +3000" on the post screen, but that's chump change campared to what there getting out of the new mobile Athlons. And that's with very little if any voltage increase. AMD always seems to have a sleeper in it's lineup.