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with a reasonable fiscal investment, what would be the most upgradeable board, supports past quad core hopefully, that would last a while, need to justify the cost by arguing technological longevity. any suggestions?
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Invent something? Nothing at this point, other than a server board which would inhibit your capabilities within certain means, could possibly allow you anything you're asking for. Best bet would be to get a quad core supporting Bear Lake board and squander the rest as you see fit.
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If you want to buy it right now and keep it into mainstream DDR3 usage I would go with the Gigabyte P35C since it supports DDR2 and DDR3. I just wouldn't buy any of the DDR3 out now so any other motherboard I would buy now would just be DDR2.
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If you want to buy it right now and keep it into mainstream DDR3 usage I would go with the Gigabyte P35C since it supports DDR2 and DDR3. I just wouldn't buy any of the DDR3 out now so any other motherboard I would buy now would just be DDR2.
I would 2nd that. Check out this review:
http://www.cpu3d.com/motherboards/gi...therboard.html

It has 4 DDR2 and 2 DDR3 slots

Should last you atleast 2 more cycles, works with 45nm I believe too (penyryn?)
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thanks guys, then pair it with an 8800gtx to SLI down the road, man i wish i had the money to actually buy these parts.
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thanks guys, then pair it with an 8800gtx to SLI down the road, man i wish i had the money to actually buy these parts.
the p35C-DS3R only has one x16 lane, so that just saved you $500 right there, there's a start!
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the p35C-DS3R only has one x16 lane, so that just saved you $500 right there, there's a start!
Yup no SLI for me on this P35 chipset.
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