If you are a gamer go with the board above and that should almost give you enough for an 8800gts if it dont consider dropping the Q6600 to the e6750 which will give you some more money for the GTS
If you dont game then stick with what you got.
It would be helpful to know what you are using this for
Hi, i will be using this board for video encoding and gaming like, Juiced 2, Sega Rally, Pro Evo 08, Need for Speed ProStreet, Gears of War and Crysis when they comes out etc.
I will be able to buy much better cards in the near future for SLI, just not for the moment. All i want to ask is for suggestions on the best system for the money i have for now (£700 ish). Graphics cards are always changeable as long as i have the main "basics" i.e. good CPU, mobo and ram.
....I purchased the thermaltake shark with a thermaltake bigwater liquid cooling system. Ended up trashing the liquid cooling system after a year as it degraded and was a POS. Regarding the case...very annoying. I can't even close the case door without worrying about breaking the SATA connectors off my hard drives...It's just not worth the money or the cooling. Get one of the armor series I linked above. The window one with the large fan would be nice..Or the non windowed version if you dislike the taste. They have a mixture of 90mm and 120 mm fan slots...the shark only has two 120 mm fan slots. One in the front and on in the back. But with the armor you'll get much better cooling as well....
DON'T MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE I DID!...
Regarding the memory. It uses d9 microns which is a plus. Are you going to be gaming or no?..If so you'll need a better video card..If not the one you chose should do the job fine...you could even go lower...choice is yours on that. But why get a SLI mobo?...you aren't going dual graphics or have sli certified memory....You may as well nab a Asus p5k based mobo or a Gigabyte P35-DS3R....my 2 cents..
So you will sli down the road, but not now due to cost. How about a cheap 650i mobo? The 8600 won't play games smooth with maxed out settings. You can build a 700-quid gaming rig around 8800gts. There are a few threads like that in here.
I'd either get a 650i mobo (cheap) + 8800gts or a cheap P35 mobo + 8800gts, & when it comes time to upgrade video, I'd upgrade to a single 8800gtx/ultra, etc. & sell the gts to get some money back.