Not sure if I should spend $100 on a mobo or $200+ I want crossfire but not sure how much to spend. Help would be appreciated.
I can't point out any specifics (don't know the rest of your specs), but I can give you some pointers. The reason to spend more on a motherboard is for reliability. If you can find one with the features you like for $100, that's great, but you would be better off spending an extra $50 for reliability from a good brand. Good brands to look for are Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI.
Yes if you could post the rest of your build. I could make a suggestion.
The AMD Phenom is discontinued. I recommend you go for the FX-6300 instead. Give me 5 minutes. I'll make some changes to your build.
Here it is. I made some other changes including a more reliable motherboard and DVD instead of blu-ray. You didn't had a PSU and I also added a CPU cooler.
PCPartPicker part list
You added a CPU cooler but the processor already comes with one, is the cooler master better to use than the provided CPU cooler with the CPU?