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Old 09-08-2009, 09:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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well, you cant use ddr3 ram on a ddr2 only mobo. and i would get an ati card instead because you could crossfire two cards later on, that mobo only supports crossfire, no sli. id get a 4870, it has around the same performance as a gtx 260.

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youre still missing a psu and optical drive too.
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Old 09-08-2009, 10:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I won her a PSU already, its some 680W BFG PSU. Should do for the time being.
I'm still undecided, should she get ddr2 ram or ddr3? I know there is hardly any benefit at all besides a very marginal improvement.
so what should I do? Get DDR2 and save 100$ or get DDR3 and spend more?
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Old 09-08-2009, 10:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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there is only a small difference. if you really think you need to "future proof" this rig then get ddr3 (youll have to switch the mobo), otherwise ddr2 will work fine, and will save you money.

where are you winning these things O_o id like some free stuff
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Go DDR2, girls don't play games a lot....right?
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Old 09-09-2009, 01:51 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm in PMS. Every girl in the community plays games.. alot.

I won these things from PAX 2009 (paxsite.com)
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Old 09-09-2009, 12:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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sweet, free is always good.
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Old 09-10-2009, 11:35 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

how is this motherboard?
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Looks good to me.
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Old 09-10-2009, 11:57 AM   #10 (permalink)
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yah, and it can hold ddr3 ram too! If i get this plus some cheap ddr3 ram

Newegg.com - Crucial 2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory Model CT25664BA1067 - Desktop Memory

Almost the same price as a ddr2 setup, no?
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