I have been gifted an Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 retail cpu from a friend who has upgraded to an Intel i7 965 - but the motherboard in my 2 year old self built desktop computer is not compatible.
I wish to purchase a new mobo and RAM to run Windows 7 Home Premium. I am attracted to the ASUS P5QL-E which has an eSATA socket for my external hard drive (used for Acronis back ups.
Are there any other mobo's I should be considering to get the most "bang for my buck" - they must have on board audio, 4 SATA connectors for internal drives, plus rear mounted eSATA, USB2 and network sockets. Firewire sockets not necessary.
Also - what RAM should I go for to get the most out of the upgraded system.