I'm currently in this situation: I am going to buy a GTX 560Ti GPU. I have ATM. the Intel Core2, QUAD 2,33Ghz CPU.
To avoid bottleneck, I'm going to Overclock my CPU. I cannot do this atm. Since I'm using a 650i SLi mobo.
So I searched for a new Motherboard, and found this one: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3LR
Now my question
Is there a motherboard I can purchase that works better than the Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3LR but cheaper - or slightly more expensive, but much better?
Better: I'm thinking OC wise - I'm aiming for 3Ghz +/- on the Quad 8200 2,33 Ghz. With COOLER MASTER HYPER 212 PLUS as aftermarket cooler.
Also, I'm currently using DDR2 800Mhz ram. Will I need to buy new ones, and if so.. Which?
I read RAM are affected by CPU OC. And as mine are DDR2 and 800mhz, it might be time for an upgrade in the RAM department also?