I didn't want to hijack sadiq's thread so I'll bump my own.
I figure I didn't give enough parameters last time and that led to very few answers. I know a little more about what I want to get this time.
I'd settled on DDR2 memory after a little discussion covering the differences between the two and I'm told DDR3 will yield a minimal increase in performance over DDR2.
I don't plan to run a dual-GPU setup unless I get something like a 9800GX2 or HD 4870X2. The need for a second PCIe slot running at 2.0 specifications isn't a big deal. It'd be nice for expansion purposes, but I've read running card in SLI or CrossFire only make large differences at higher resolutions. I'll be playing these games on a 22" monitor. I don't remember the maximum resolution. I bought it while in 29 Palms to play my XBox 360 because it was a far cheaper alternative to buying a TV. Simple Google searches lead me to believe it's 1680x1050.
If there's anything you need to know, just ask.
I own a Dfi X48-T2R and I can attest to it's greatness. The NB is absolutely amazing, despite people claiming "It's just a binned X38". The fact that it has been "binned" is what makes it worth the extra money. I can run up to 450FSB with my Q6700 and it only requires 1.34 vNB(you won't see that on a X38). The ability to run stable @ lower voltages is a huge plus. Also 450FSB was the max stable FSB I tried for and it was attainable with GTLrefs @ stock. But 450FSB on a Q6700 is overkill, heck even if you drop the multi to x8 that's still 3.6ghz. The bios has a plethora of tweaks and a completely rock stable mobo I have run it days at clip without a hitch. There is one annoying quirk, and that is on a cold boot(where the PSU has been unplugged or switched off entirely) when it's first powered on it comes to for a few seconds shuts back down then boots up normally.
So if you wish to have CF as an option X48; if not then go with the P45...
Gigabyte DS4 X48 for $225
Dfi X48-T2R for $270
Gigabyte EP45 DS3R for $150
Asus P5Q pro for $150
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The P45 boards are proving monstrous OCers when paired with wolfdales, this guy achieved 724FSB on a biostar P45!!! ->