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Right now it is not a question of if DDR3 is good, it has been established that it is. But I would say it is not where it can and will be in the next few months. My set of DDR3 can hit some high speeds, I pushed mine to ~1600mhz in the Q6600 OC, but at this point it is only marginally better than a high end set of DDR2. When you factor in the price, the margin seems to look even smaller. If you are going to get a P35 board, my best advice is to go with a board that supports DDR2. If you are going to wait on the X38 chipset, then wait on the DDR3 as well. Prices will drop and performance will improve.

There is no doubt that DDR3 is the future, but I dont know if the future has arrived quite yet. Maybe still just a few months away.

If you do buy DDR3 right now, I would not be suprised if you were looking to replace it in 6 months with better sticks at a cheaper price.
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I wouldn't jump right in to DDR3 and a new motherboard until there are some price drops after it has been out a while. I'm sure that DDR3 has some benefits, especially with extreme overclocking, but right now its price isn't worth its benefit.
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