I've been slowly upgrading parts of my computer
awhile back, I changed my PSU to the Antec 650W earthwatts, and my vid card to a budget ATI 4850
With boxing day deals I just bought the i5-760 (for 170$ after shipping)
For RAM, i just bought these:
Patriot Extreme Performance Viper II Sector 7 Series DDR3 6GB (3 x 2GB) PC3-12800 Enhanced Latency Kit http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX29711%28ME%...
(had a boxing day sale so I got them for 45$ after MIR)
Soooo I'm mostly asking about what kind of motherboard I should be looking at. I'm trying to save money as much as possible, but I'm just reading up on this whole triple channel ram stuff. I realize the RAM I bought would be great for triple channel usage, but I'm now realizing that requires the more expensive 1366 mobo's... but those mobo's are really for the i7's
So do I get a 1156 board now, and then one day when I can afford an i7, upgrade the mobo+cpu and keep my RAM?
Plus, I'm starting to hear the triple channel doesnt give that much extra performance over the dual channel....
What are you doing with this computer? An i5 760 is plenty potent for most anything you could possibly want to do. Upgrading to An i7/X58 from an i5/P55 would be a waste of money as far as upgrades go.
Neither of these support Crossfire or SLI, but if you don't need it then you can save a bit of cash.
Like mdd already said, you canNOT use triple channel on an 1156 platform. Just use 4 of the 6 GB of RAM and put them in dual channel. It looks like you didn't waste any money seeing as how you got the RAM at only $45, but I guess you might have been able to save some if there was a cheaper dual channel set on sale.