I am passing down my current motherboard/CPU/RAM to my nephew as I plan to upgrade.
I don't care about overclocking at all.
I game pretty regularly, SWTOR, Diablo 3, and a few others, but no other heavy tasks to note. I will be keeping the 2 GTX 450s that I have in SLI right now, so I need an new SLI motherboard.
I've targeted the Core i5 (either Sandy or Ivy, non K) as the processor I want. (I hope I can get this in my price range) All non K i5's seems to get exceptional reviews.
Im looking for a basic motherboard that supports SLI that supports this CPU. I also need RAM that is compatible.
My budget is $250-300 USD
Any ideas? Really appreciate it.
an i5 2310 is $170 on offer at amazon
8gb ddr3 $40-50
$100+ for motherboard