Originally Posted by MindoverMaster
Most boards come standard with 5.1 channel video
, a PCI-E port and at least 1 IDE port. Your GFX you can keep. Just might want to upgrade it soon
I would stay away from Gigabyte. Their customer service is crap.
What's 5.1 channel video? Must be some new invention. I'm telling you, kids these days have it so much better than we did.
And I can vouch for GB having bad service..
Originally Posted by PP Mguire
Nothing wrong with their boards because a few people (including myself) have had bad experiences with their RMA department. My best friend has that exact board and I can vouch for it being a very nice board.
On a stock system speeding up anything can help greatly. In a 4.5ghz 2500k system the difference between 1600 and 2133 would be moot. Besides, 60 is pretty cheap for that RAM.
Am I one of those people?
I agree with dropping down to 1600 RAM. I ran 1866 for a while when my 2600k was at 5+, and then dropped back down to 1600 and saw no difference whatsoever. Unless you're getting a good deal on the 2133, drop it.