What memory and m/b best serve e8400 cpu?
After reading several forums Ive decided to go with a P35 over the X38.However im torn over the P5K-E/WIFI-AP and the Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4/rev2.1 at clubIT(newegg has rev2.0)Im not sure of the difference though.Or even the new EP35-DS3P. And what about memory.I keep hearing about deviders and cpu frequency.I was going to go with ocz reaper ddr2-1066 or even 1150.I dont mind spending 100+ for good ram.And I like oczs customer support as you can always talk to a real person.They suggested that ram to me the other day.Im probably going to get a EVGA 8800gts.(512-P3-N841 A3)and step up to 9800 in 90 days if they come out soon enough.Or if the asus TOP version becomes available Ill go with it.Sorry I got off topic.Whats the deal with the memory?Is it really important to sink cpu & mem these days?Wouldnt 1066 be an advatage in performance? One last thing! BIOS. Idont have a usb flash drive and im not going to buy a celeron --so there.I do have a WD usb mass storage device though.If I have to flash will that work? Im upgrading from a A8V FX57 agp system so I have most of everything I need.Sata will be a pain with xp though.Itried to do the floppy F6 thing last new xp install and it didnt work.Any way which board and mem is good.I have a $900.budget.And thanks you guys for any advise.Ill be ordering in two weeks.