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Old 06-21-2010, 08:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you would need ddr3 ram for that mobo.
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what do you plan on using this pc for though?
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Old 06-21-2010, 10:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It would be used mostly for standard PC tasks like web browsing, but I would also like to be able to play some games on it as well.

Also, I was not aware that you could only use DDR3 on that MoBo, I thought it only had to be 240 pin, so thanks for the advice.

Also any recommended price cuts I could make without sacrificing a lot of performance are welcome.
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Old 06-21-2010, 10:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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if it were an am2+/am3 mobo, then you would use ddr2, but if it's just am3, you have to use ddr3.

both ddr2 and ddr3 are 240-pin, they are just notched differently to prevent you from mixing them up.


you could save some money by getting this combo with the mobo and an antec psu.
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and use some of the saved money to get a gfx card that's a bit faster.
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Alright cool, thanks for all the info, I think I'm going to go with the combos you recommended.
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