A couple of yrs ago I gathered up some parts to put together a computer, and never finished it, ended up buying one. Im looking to finish it, but finding out the parts i had chosen for some the components aren't made any more or hard to get. i was thinking a Geforce BFG 8800 video Card at the time, an antec truepower 1000w pow supply, and a Asus Maximus Formula intel x38 motherboard. I am looking for some substutions for these, the motherboard and power supply being the main ones.
Ive noticed a lot of these lg 775 motherboards that are being sold use ddr3, would it be in my best interest to upgrade the ram, would i get a better motherboard.
In order to use the Core 2 Quad you have to be able to use an LGA 775 motherboard - upgrading the RAM to DDR3 won't really do much in terms of performance, nor will you be able to change the socket on the motherboard.