Thinking about a new build using an Intel quad core processor with Vista Ultimate. I would like to be able to later upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate possibly.
I need to find a good motherboard in the $150-$175 price range.
Prefer to use DDR2 since it seems to be dirt cheap but if DDR3 is more practical for future expansion I would seriously consider it.
Is 64 bit the way to go or is 32 bit more practical? I've read that some programs in 32 bit won't run on 64 bit systems BUT 64 bit is more effective at RAM utilization.