If you want peace and quiet, the MSI K8MM-V
has a thermally controlled CPU fan header that works even without the CNQ driver installed. I haven't done a full system build with this board yet, but I'm currently burning one in with Folding@home, and plan to use it in a HTPC build. Seems stable and solidly built... has passive cooling for the northbridge (always a plus in my book!), and heatsinks on the voltage regulators.
Unless you're planning on doing some light gaming on this box, you could save the R9600Pro for another build and just use the K8MM-V's onboard UniChrome graphics...
: Weird... seems that there are two slightly different versions of this board. The one I have (K8MM-V), which I picked up at the TigerDirect Outlet, has the heatsinks on the regulators... the one on NewEgg's site (which they can't seem to decide whether it is called a K8MM-V or a K8M800-CE) appears identical, other than the fact that it is missing the heatsinks on the regulators.
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