APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Anytime, whenever I figure out exactly what I need
BUDGET RANGE: US$500-750
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Office work, Web Browsing
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: So far I've been using newegg.com but I would look to others if need be.
PARTS PREFERENCES: none
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: Don't remember, but nothing too fancy.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I think I have everything but just want some input to confirm everything.
The ASUS mother would allow DDR3 and seems to be slightly better. However I have been told that DDR3 isn't quite worth it and admittedly probably won't get utilised on this machine (using MS office). Also I have heard good things about the gigabyte board and that it would be more reliable.
Should I go with the gigabyte board over the ASUS? And if I get the ASUS stick with DDR2 or upgrade to DDR3?