Hello,I am in the process of spec-ing a new low to mid budget build. I decided on a Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 processor. I am hoping to go with ddr2 RAM to stay a bit cheaper. I am looking for a good motherboard to run, not really looking to overclock. I was set on the GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P however it is not instock anywhere. Anyone have any idea on what other p45 or p43 gigabyte motherboard to go with instead.
Also any suggestions on a video card to get. I would like to be able to play DIRT 2, GTA4, Modern Warfare 2.
I was speccing a build for my brother, and found prices on the i5 components to be more reasonable than I thought. I also found that good LGA 775 parts are getting harder to find. I agree, don't spend money on LGA775 or DDR2. Check out the i5 750. It is also a quad core 2.66GHz chip. Cost on newegg is 194.99. The q8400 is 169.99. The i5 is $25 more, but is also a faster chip. I have no clue about 1156 MoBo's, but if you were able to figure out that the GA-EP45-UD3P was the LGA 775 board to get, you can surely figure out which LGA 1156 to get (and it is probably still made!).