My local PC workshop gave me quote for a much needed upgrade for my PC, they quoted £1700 to install an Asus Z8NA-D6 mobo with two i7 quad core processors and 32 gig of ddr3 ram, it sounded like a really good deal but slightly out of my price range, so I started looking at upgrading to just a single i7 with a cheaper board and slightly less ram and the price worked out at roughly the same
So again the duel i7 upgrade deal looked promising but to my horror after a little more research I discovered that the i7's can't be run in tandem on any board as they aren't interconnected and secondly my OS (XP pro x64) can only see a maximum of 16 gig
I'm now stuck and need some recommendations from you guy's based around upgrading my current PC.
I would like to upgrade to two (fast) 3ghz plus quad core processors, 16 gig of (fast) Ram to make up for my OS ram limitation (so ddr3 ram if poss) I'll need a new mobo to do all this but I can't figure out which one, or which processors or the best ram
I know I'll need a Xeon to run two quads in tandem but which Xeon? The other board I was looking at was the Sculltrail, looks like a really good board but it doesn't support ddr3 ram . . . from here on in I'm lost, I need to make the most of what I've got working within the constraints that I have ie my OS and my Radeon 4870's (run out of X-fire mode) to power 3 screens.
Can anyone help my figure something out?