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Motherboard with PCI2.0 or DDR2 1066

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I have just recently decided to build my first computer, so I have been doing a lot of research to determine the parts suitable for me. However, I am a little stuck when it comes to a new motherboard.

From what I understand there are some motherboards that have a PCI2.0 slot and some motherboards that support DDR2 1066 memory. Unfortunately, there are virtually none that have both.

Originally, I was deciding to go with a Q6600 processor, a 8800GTS video card, and 2gb or 4gb of DDR2 1066 ram.

But, if I go with the Gigabyte P35 DS3L, my ram will be running at full capacity but my video card will not.

Where as, if I get the NVIDIA nForce 780i, my video card will be fully optimized but I will have to settle for DDR2 800 memory.

So my question is, which motherboard would be better? Rather, which feature is more important? or am I missing something?

Any advice would be appreciated.

Misc. facts:
- not really willing to spend more than the 780i board
- not planning to upgrade for several yrs.
- I will be playing video games on this machine.
post #2 of 4
Here are a bunch of motherboards that will work with a Q6600, that have DDR2 1066 as the standard ram speed (there are some that support faster that aren't show) and have 2x PCI-E 2.0. You could look on newegg for more with say 1 PCI-E 2.0 slot or faster standard memory speed.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...CH&srchInDesc=

Edit: Here are even more, this search includes speeds faster than 1066 (therefor will support DDR2 1066, and at least 1 PCI-E 2.0 slot.
post #3 of 4
All motherboards that support PCIe 2.0 and DDR2 will work with DDR2-1066 (even if unoffical).

The P35 is PCIe 1.1 and not 2.0.

The 780i offically supports DDR2-1200.
Edited by DuckieHo - 7/2/08 at 1:55pm
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i would go with a ati card this time around, like a HD 4850!!!
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