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post #1 of 8
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Here is my new build. I have all the other parts left out of the list:

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813188026

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16814130325

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16819115039

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820231144

I think the ram is the weakest choice. Got any better suggestions for ram?
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Get more ram
Heres a good set - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231122
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My mobo only supports DDR2 1066. Or can it take lower speed ram?
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EDIT: Wow, I am stupid..my bad.
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I don't think you want a 750i board. The 650i/750i chipset does not overclock well. I would definitely get a 780i instead.
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I am not a major overclocker. Plus 100 dollars more for some better overclocking isnt really all that worth it to me.
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So will DDR2 800 be ok in a mobo that states it is DDR2 1066?
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post #8 of 8
Yes, it absolutely will. As a matter of fact, DDR2 1066 isn't really a big advantage unless you are overclocking a LOT.

If you're just building your own system and aren't planning on overclocking your system extensively, a 750i chipset is fine. However, if you aren't going to buy two graphics cards, I would save ANOTHER $100 and go for an INTEL P35 chipset, which is as good or better for all purposes other than running multiple NVidia GPUs.

I suggest the Gigabyte DS3L or ABIT IP35-E, both of which are $90 or less on Newegg. For RAM, just get some cheap GSkills or Crucial Ballistix DDR2 800. If you aren't overclocking you probably don't care about getting that last nanosecond of memory latency out of your system either. And you shouldn't (it doesn't change much).
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