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I have been thinking guys and gals and I was just wondering, what about DDR3? Isn't that just starting to come into play and wouldn't I be wasting money on DDR2 right now?

What are your thoughts on DDR3?
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post #52 of 64
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I have been thinking guys and gals and I was just wondering, what about DDR3? Isn't that just starting to come into play and wouldn't I be wasting money on DDR2 right now?

What are your thoughts on DDR3?
Man up and just buy already.

If you wait for DDR3,QX6900, 8900GTX... DDR4, QX7000, 9000GTX rumors are gonna be swirling about..
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No no, I mean it is the beginning of the "next generation" by the sounds of it like DDR2 was... Many CPUs require DDR2 now so say if in a year I want upgrade and I can't it is a bit of a waste.

It's all great saying "man up and just buy" but it isn't your money .
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lol, here's the problem. Any board you buy with your DDR3 won't be very...tested. DDR2 boards are tested. You know what is going to perform well and overclock well. I'd stay away from DDR3 till it's been out for atleast 2-3 months and has 2 good tested mobos.
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I guess what I was trying to say was:

If you want to upgrade now, do so now. Since DDR3 components are probably gonna come out on q4. If you think you want DDR3, then just stick to your current system and upgrade in Q4.

So, upgrade now, or upgrade later...either way new technology will always be around the corner. I know my system would be "obsolete" in about 6 months...but then again thats technology.
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post #56 of 64
DDR3 is nice, but if i were in your fortunate position i'd settle on a nice DDR2 beast system and then embrace DDR3 at some stage next year, when nehalem hits. DDR2 still does the job very well! don't spend all your money at once!
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Yeah, I wouldn't be to trusting in picking up a DDR 3 mobo and sticks just yet. Not only is the premium for this new technology rediculous ($300 a gig!?), but you don't really Know what you're getting. By the time DDR3 is kicking the crap out of DDR2 you'll be fine with updating your mobo and RAM. go with some nice, good overclocking RAM now, worry about DDR down the road. Like Nitteo said, you'll always be waiting for the next big thing and never really buying if you don't just take the plunge.
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You have one powerful system. I really need an upgrade but really if I'm spending this amount of money I want it to last as long as I can. Don't you agree?
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post #59 of 64
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You have one powerful system. I really need an upgrade but really if I'm spending this amount of money I want it to last as long as I can. Don't you agree?
the other option is to build an amazing rig for 2500 and in a year/year and a half, sell that rig for 1000-1500 and build another 2500 rig and in a nother year/year and a half, sell that for 1000-1500 and build another rig for 2500. This can go on for a while btw.
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You have one powerful system. I really need an upgrade but really if I'm spending this amount of money I want it to last as long as I can. Don't you agree?
This is technology you are talking about, there will always be an "upgrade." ALWAYS. If I wanted to be at the extreme edge of technology I would be upgrading every month.

A powerful DDR2 rig will last you a long time. Long time in tech is about 1-2 years...
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