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Gigabyte motherboards similar? DDR2 and DDR3

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June 30, 2010 8:01:05 PM

Ok since I want to have a more "flexible" system just in case I want to upgrade later to an i5/i7. I'm looking into buying a motherboard for my q9550 that has ddr3 support. I got the q9550 for free, I"m just basically gonna build it off that. No need to convince me that I should go with with the i5/i7 processors cause I've already made up my mind to just use this one for the time being.
My question are these two boards similar? Only difference is one is ddr2 and ddr3 and im hoping to buy a ddr3 board.


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

I'm building a gaming rig but I dont need xfire or sli. Just one gfx card will do. I'm just looking at the ddr3 memory support.
If you guys know of any motherboard that is better than the ddr3 motherboard I listed above and is less than $100 which supports ddr3 memory, let me know.
Thanks for any help.
a c 135 V Motherboard
July 1, 2010 6:23:42 AM

I couldn't find any boards better than those in that price range, so go with either of them you want, both are great boards.
July 1, 2010 8:34:09 AM

Maziar said:
I couldn't find any boards better than those in that price range, so go with either of them you want, both are great boards.

Does the ddr3 board compete with the ddr2 motherboard I listed above?
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a c 135 V Motherboard
July 1, 2010 10:08:08 AM

Well you can't compare them because the main difference is that one of them supports DDR3 and the other one supports DDR2, but since DDR3 RAMs are easier to find and affordable,then go with the GA-EP45T-UD3LR
July 1, 2010 4:50:11 PM

+1, get the ddr3 board since you can take your ddr3 ram sticks over to your new build with i5/i7 when you upgrade.. (probably i5 since you will have two sticks of the same ddr3, not 3)
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