Hello, I decided on the gigabyte P67A-UD3 because it was the cheapest in stock CF supporting P67 motherboard that suited me. Is this motherboard an OK choice?
Another query is regarding dual and tri channel memory, I think that's 3 ram sticks working together or 2 but I don't know. This motherboard only supports dual channel and 4 slots but I wanted 6GB of ram because it's recommended and all I can afford is 3x2GB crucial ballistix 1600MHz which because it has 3 means it's tri channel(?). Can I put one in the blue and one in the white for complete dual channel and one in a blue or white for single channel? Or is that not how it goes? And is that a waste of money and losing too much performance? Should I get 4GB of dual instead to save money and possibly 2x1GB now or later to have two dual channel sets? Or spend more money on 2x3GB? Or even 8GB!
Please help and explain this channel business...
Thanks in advance
I would start with 2 x 2GB it is enough for all general computing including gaming. (3 sticks would run in single channel) The channels will be explained in your motherboard manual.
I would get a different motherboard where the second PCIe x16 slot runs at x8 speed not x4 like the one you selected. Like this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Thank you very much. I might save money and not go for a 2 x16 PCIe motherboard, after all, in England the motherboards are more expensive even excluding VAT. It's better to not waste money on an extra x4 speed one which is a waste for SLI. I'm going with a gtx 570 and I might wait for a newer card when I upgrade. A few games aren't compatible with dual cards anyway.