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Hi, I'm planning on building an Intel Core 2 Duo based system in about 2 or 3 months time, and haev made a start on selecting parts. I have a rough on what CPU I'll be getting, I'm just waiting to see what the prices are like after July 22.

It's going to be based around a Gigabyte GAP35-DS3R which has the new P35 chipset, unless anyone could recommend me a better board for the new 45nm Intels.

I want 4Gb of RAM, but don't want to spend too much, and don't want DDR3 just yet. It supports 1066Mhz, 800Mhz and 667Mhz and 533Mhz. I want to overclock the system, so I figure that the 667Mhz and 533Mhz RAM speeds are out of the question.

I wondered if there's much difference between the 800Mhz and the 1066Mhz, and what RAM to choose?
Also, are there any better mobos with the new P35 or are there any even better chipsets that support 6 SATA2 devices and OC well?

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in 3 months, intel's new flagship chipset is arriving, called "x38". It's built for overclocking, and I'd personally wait until that chipset comes out to start building.

If you have the money for 4 gigs of ram thats great, but IMO 2 gigs should be just fine.

The only differences between 1066 and 800 ram are, well, the speed. Different sticks overclock better than others, but if you have the money for a good set of overclocking 1066 ram then go for it.
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Thanks. I guess I'll wait until then, then. Not much else I can do until then.
    
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