My computer went down and I'm in a bit of a pinch financially. I can put about $1000 now into a new system, but I'd like to leave the door open for future upgrades if I can.
I was really surprised by the Foxconn X38 motherboard from Newegg - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - it's listed as compatible with both DDR2 and DDR3! I could put $50 DDR2 in now and wait for the 1333 DDR3 to come down (I miss out on 1600 DDR3, but I can live with that).
Similarly, I can live with a cheap video card for now, knowing that I can do a PCI-E 2.0 Crossfire setup later.
I'm a little leery buying a Foxconn motherboard, but I want to get in on X38. I'm fine spending $300 on a board that will last for a couple generations, but I don't want to be stuck spending $300 more on RAM. How does this look to the experts?