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Old 07-18-2009, 03:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I am building a new computer and have been reading a lot about DDR3 ram. I know most people say it is not worth it right now and I understand that, but what about 3-5 years down the road? When DDR2 ram came out it was very expensive and not finely tuned... now there is a market and it has exploded. Won't the same happen to DDR3 in the near future? I have kept my current build FOREVER since I bought a motherboard with DDR2 support when it FIRST came out. I understand DDR2 is EX ram and will probably be around for years to come I just do not want to be TOO far behind the bend in a few years.

My question is should I go all out and get a motherboard with DDR3 capability or get a really good DDR2 motherboard. I do not want to go over $120. I found one DDR3 that I like for now but it is not great.

The 2 boards I can afford with DDR3 are:

Intel BOXDP45SG LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard

GIGABYTE GA-EP45T-UD3LR LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard


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DDR3 on socket 775 is fairly pointless don't bother until you get more cash.
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DDR3 on socket 775 is fairly pointless don't bother until you get more cash.
I agree, DDR3 not worth it.

Edit: Is it just me or has today become DDR3 day? :P
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Well then what DDR3 motherboard would you say if I told you I had more like $200. I am not experienced with motherboards really...

would these be more acceptable at a 200 dollar budget?

JetWay JBI-600-LF LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

Foxconn Renaissance LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
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any x58 mobo for the i7 (socket 1366) would benefit from ddr3
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I would say look at 1337 I7 cpu's then we can start working on a build
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any x58 mobo for the i7 (socket 1366) would benefit from ddr3
Especially since i7's are DDR3-only :P
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And in 3-5 years DDR3 will be old news. We'll probably be using DDR5 by then
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And in 3-5 years DDR3 will be old news. We'll probably be using DDR5 by then
Well DDR4 is set to be released roughly around 2012 so I don't we'll be using DDR5 for a while longer than 3-5 years. Though by then we might not be using RAM any more :P
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Ok so say I go with the Foxconn Renaissance LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard and get a good I7 core to start my build would that be a good start for a DDR3 system?

Yea but look at the longevity of DDR2 I fig if I get a solid DDR3 system then I should be solid for a while... besides most games or software out now don't even take full advantage of the quad-cores and ram that is out now from what I have read (but i am a newb so what do i know).
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