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October 27, 2010 7:09:06 AM

I need help deciding on which mobo to get, I'm going to use it for gaming. I have a xfx ati hd5750 graphics card and a E8500 core 2 duo processor that I'm going to use. Here is the 3 I found on newegg.

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

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

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

Or is there a better mobo I can use that is better than the 3 I listed above. I don't know if there is a huge difference in DDR2 ram or DDR3. Thanks for the help.

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October 27, 2010 7:28:42 AM

For future proof purposes, get the cheaper Gigabyte one with DDR3 support. That way, in case you want to upgrade the system (a Quad-core i5 for example), you can still use the DDR3 RAM modules on the new platform.

The more expensive Gigabyte only advantage is it supports dual GPU, which will be a waste of money if you don't use it. A $70 difference is big for an LGA 775 platform.
October 27, 2010 8:40:55 AM

Is this the thread you created before purchasing from newegg?

And DDR3 doesn't have big difference in games with DDR2. Only in benchmark. Games and real world applications the differ is small, maybe 2 fps or 3~5% difference.
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October 27, 2010 8:47:20 AM

^ Agree on the RAM performance difference opinion. Unfortunately, future platforms don't support DDR2 anymore. Which in my case, a waste of a dual channel heatspreaded DDR2 RAM modules should I choose to upgrade... :sweat: 
October 27, 2010 10:09:19 AM

..ddr2 still rocks. The transfer rate of 6,4 GB/s is still awesome. even if there's a game that eats 30 GB of data it'll be a mere 5 seconds in RAM. The bottleneck is in HDD, and/or processor's bus speed. But yeah, if you upgrade it totally, it's better to go DDR3.
October 27, 2010 4:05:10 PM

damasvara said:
For future proof purposes, get the cheaper Gigabyte one with DDR3 support. That way, in case you want to upgrade the system (a Quad-core i5 for example), you can still use the DDR3 RAM modules on the new platform.

The more expensive Gigabyte only advantage is it supports dual GPU, which will be a waste of money if you don't use it. A $70 difference is big for an LGA 775 platform.


Okay thank you so much.
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