I'm looking to update my computer for the purposes of running some virtual machines (vmware). Since my current computer is old and is lacking in ram, I'm looking to upgrade to around 8GB, but for that it seems like I need to upgrade my motherboard.
What decent motherboard could support an intel i7 and around 8gb ram? I'm actually already quite content with my current processor speeds (it's a core 2 quad 6600), would that have to be upgraded as well for compatibility reasons?
When I looked at the price list of motherboards, the price seems to vary quite a lot, and I'm stumped as to why. It seemed that they all supported DDR3.
Any recommendations/pointers would be much appreciated.