i currently have
2x2gb gskill ddr2 1066
ati 4890 1gb
i need to upgrade my motherboard as i am out of sata ports and it is the oldest part im my computer
my question is it worth upgrading my motherboard to another LGA 775 or should i upgrade my CPU and therefore my ram also
I guess it depends on your finances. That's a solid setup as it is, and I wouldn't upgrade everything just yet. You could always just get a PCI SATA card. I don't know what brands are good, or what a fair price is, but this one has 4 SATA ports and a RAID controller.
well I don't think your going to see much of a benefit from going to a core i7/i5 from a q9550 so you could probably just stay with the 775 for a bit longer, and you can get a pretty nice motherboard for alittle over a hundred bucks.