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P9X79 or RAMPAGE IV EXTREME

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December 16, 2011 3:52:20 PM

Hi I am thinking of buying an X79 board but not sure what one to go for. I have found the following two which I am interested in.

http://www.dabs.com/products/asus-p9x79-deluxe-s2011-in...

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-rampage-iv-extreme-...

This will be for gaming and the odd 3d movie.

Would be grateful for any advice.

I also wondered if ddr2 ram would work in ddr3 boards as I have 4 gig sticks that are ddr2.

Cheers.

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December 16, 2011 5:14:18 PM

The Rampage IV Extreme is hands down the best X79 board out there, but it is a bit pricey. If you can afford it, you won't be disappointed.

Unfortunately you can not use DDR2 memory in a DDR3 board since they use different voltages, timings and physical sockets. On the plus side, DDR3 memory is really cheap right now :) 
December 16, 2011 6:11:56 PM

Thanks for the info, I will have to make a decision soon.
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