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Hi guys

I'm in the process of building a new rig but I'm trying to decide wether to go for a DDR3 setup or not...do any of you have any advice or experience?

I've seen some good reviews on OCZ Reaper X DDR3 sets. Good enough to make me think about buying them

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I see you want the QX9770. If you want to keep a 1:1 divider when overclocking and maintain high CPU clocks, I suggest DDR3 if you have the money to burn.
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Cool. Thanks for the advice

I got a new credit card so I'm gonna blitz it on a new rig then worry about the payments as they come
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Cool. Thanks for the advice

I got a new credit card so I'm gonna blitz it on a new rig then worry about the payments as they come
Are you originally from America?.... becuase that's the American way.
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Hahaha!

No, I'm a UK citizen living in Dubai. This is my first credit card at the ripe old age of 29, so I'm making up for lost time
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If you really want to blow the money, go ahead. Personally, I'd rather have 8GB of DDR2 than 4GB of DDR3.
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But there is quite a performance hike with DDR3...
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But there is quite a performance hike with DDR3...
Only at 1600 and higher speeds. DDR3 is going to take a price plunge(40% down AT LEAST) in Q4.
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Only at 1600 and higher speeds. DDR3 is going to take a price plunge(40% down AT LEAST) in Q4.
Yeah really imo no point in buying DDR3 until Nehalem comes out.
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Yeah I just read that. Also read some comaprisons between DDR2 1066 & DDR3 1333 and the difference in performance is very small...A few extra FPS in games & appox 200mbs faster in SIsandra
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