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Old 03-27-2008, 10:35 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Just seems that before long there won't be a mainboard that accepts DDR2. I know the DDR3 isn't cheap. Remembering when I bought my OCZ ram 5-6 years ago it cost me over $400 to get the timings I needed. Maybe I was ripped off but it was the kit OCZ recommended to me and all others for the type of rig I was building.

Looks like I can get 4gb of DDR3 PC10666 with 7-7-7-20 timings for $360. DDR2 PC8500 is around $170. Just a little over half.
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ddr2 will still be the most popular ram for at least a year, prob more if ddr3 doesn't come down
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Has anyone had experience with that new WD 320GB drive? Read in a recent post it is supposed to be fast. This is more around the size I want especially if I put it in a Raid 0.
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ddr3 is getting better. you can get a decent 2gb pair for 125 or so.
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Any suggestions on 4GB of DDR3 with good timings?
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Old 03-27-2008, 11:43 PM   #16 (permalink)
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OCZ OCZ3P13334GK 4GB PC3-10666 (DDR3-1333MHz) DDR3 Memory Retail at ZipZoomfly

7-7-7 timings aren't too bad. If you want much better timings or higher frequency, you can expect to pay over double that at around $500.
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Old 03-28-2008, 09:25 AM   #17 (permalink)
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That is a nice price for DDR3.
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Old 03-28-2008, 09:43 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Id get DDR2 now, and just get DDR3 when its the standard and a reasonable price


It wont be the standard in less than 2 years unless the price radically drops and the performance goes way up
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Less than $300 for 4gb of DDR3 isn't bad in my mind. I paid way more for 1GB of the memory I have now and its 6 yrs. old. Anyways, if I do DDR2 I must go with the 780i instead of the 790i. Not sure if I want to give up the new feature set.
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If you have the money, go for it, and $250 after rebate for 4GB of DDR3 is very reasonable.
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