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3x4GB ECC DDR 3 1333 RAM for $450? What gives?

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April 26, 2010 8:27:42 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Now when I try to find "desktop" versions of similarly made RAM it starts at $120 more for the cheap stuff and almost $900 for the more expensive "gamer" RAM.

When making a graphic workstation to run Adobe CS5, using an I7 930 CPU and regular X58 MB (let's say a Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R for kicks and giggles). The ECC function isn't all that important to me, but saving cash is. If I install ECC RAM on this board, will it perform effectively or would I be stuck having to buy a workstation board and CPU? (A.K.A Xeon)

Inquiring minds want to know :) 

=PDX

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April 26, 2010 9:57:49 PM

That RAM isn't compatible with an X58 motherboard. You need to buy a Xeon processor and a motherboard with a compatible chipset.
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April 27, 2010 12:12:26 AM

Ahh so much for trying to get ahead. Cheaper RAM, more expensive CPU and MB. :/ 
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a c 80 } Memory
April 27, 2010 2:06:35 AM

And a more stable system.
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