I dont do hard core gaming but i do play some games with friends on occasion and we are looking at playing the new age of conan and hopefully starcraft 2 if it ever comes out. I dont care about running on high specs in game and stuff as long as I can play without lag every couple minutes, but i also want to try to make it last as long as possible for the money. The way RAM keeps coming out as fast as it does, I hear there is DDR4 by rumor already and i have regular DDR right now, i want a motherboard and processor that will last a while before becoming too obsolete. But I will probably stick with DDR2 RAM since its so cheap, just not sure if i should get a 4 GB or 8 GB slots. my main concerns are motherboard, CPU, and video card.
Im thinking of getting this CPU http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115017 ...... Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor - Retail
but not sure what kinda motherboard to go with it. Not sure what the PCI EXPRESS x16 and all that stuff means I will probably never put 2 video cards in this at the same time so not sure if that matters. I will probably be getting a top of the line video card though. I also was hoping to find a board that had a good audio onset for my surround sound speakers but thats not that important, can always buy a sound card. Im just looking for suggestions on a good name brand board, Ive always used Asus or Abit before, that will run cool with this processor. Also if you have any tips on a better CPU please let me hear what and why. Not looking to spend much more than 250 for a CPU and around 165 for a board.
Thanks for any advice given