I believe this board should be a good overclocker (very similar to DS3L but without surround and second LAN port) and a 2600pro should be able to play most games at _reasonable_ settings so long as the resolution's not too high.
Im having problems...those are GiGaByte is Not Available in Pakistan.
only Asus, MSI & Intel Mobo Available in Pakistan.
only G33 chipset available in Pak,
p35 chipset only available in Intel MotherBoards NOT ASUS.
check these Pakistani sites for my MoBo available in Pak.
Have you looked at the amd 3core processors with the new 780g motherboard....you don't need a video card and its outstanding...it may suit you better that what you are looking at and is within your budget
Remember that you'll have to get your timing right, if you intend to buy a quad core part at the end of the year.
S775 will be obsolescent (according to predictions) by then and it seems probable that no new parts will be introduced. I'm guessing that there will still be channel stock, and it may even be that prices on some parts become more attractive, but its hard to call exactly how long that situation will last.