|Yeah i agree with jam if you want future upgradability you are going to have to move past the LGA 775 platform, because that platform is dead. Intel will not be upgrading anything on that platform anymore, which means no more new processors. The Core 2 Quad Q9xxx was the end of the line on that platform.|
If you are looking for something a little bit affordable here are some chocies.
Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
ECS P55H-A(1.0) LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
$100 after mail in rebate.
Then add the ram that jam suggested in the last think which was $85 dollars and for $385 dollars after the mail in rebate you have yourself a really good build for under $400 dollars.
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