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Ddr2 or ddr3 memory and motherboard?

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February 10, 2010 3:22:21 PM

After doing some research i found out that ddr3 memory with much higher price does not perform much better then ddr2 for lower price, so my question is:
should i go for ddr2 or ddr3 for gaming?
price does matter a lot to me atm so i thought it's best to ask some help..

planning to buy AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.40 Ghz 8MB Cache Quad-core Processor - Black Edition and XFX Radeon HD 5770 GB card if that matters..

also what kind of motherboard would be nice?
not looking for something fancy, just something that can fit my pc components and run them (maybe small OC in future but not sure atm)..
would be nice if someone smarter could answer :) 
ask if you need any more information about my build!
February 10, 2010 3:49:52 PM

planning to buy 4GB of ram and running 64bit XP or win 7
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February 10, 2010 7:40:23 PM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

What is your budget for the rig?
February 10, 2010 7:47:17 PM

well think i can spend like 160£ (about 240$) on memory and mobo, might be a lil more or less, just looking for something to trust and not too old :) 
any good suggestoions are welcome.
a c 163 } Memory
February 10, 2010 7:59:22 PM

Well, with that budget is difficult.

Can you get a $300 budget?

If yes, you can get this:

MOBO $ 178,99 Here
RAM $ 114,99 Here

Total: $ 293,98 + MIR + SHIPPIN
February 10, 2010 8:48:24 PM

saint19 said:
Well, with that budget is difficult.

Can you get a $300 budget?

If yes, you can get this:

MOBO $ 178,99 Here
RAM $ 114,99 Here

Total: $ 293,98 + MIR + SHIPPIN


well.. i live in europe and US online stores usually don't ship in my country, amazon.co.uk seems to be only way for me.. and prices here are higher then in US :( 
i guess i'll figure something out.
a c 163 } Memory
February 11, 2010 2:21:01 AM

Welll, you aren't the only one with this problem. I live in Colombia, and newegg.com don't ship to my country.
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