Ok... I don't really know too much, as this is my first build in ages, and so am completely new to most aspects of this. However, I've recently put together a build myself using a Q6600 and DDR3 (yes, we know DDR2 = more bang for your buck, but some boards just don't wanna be nice that way).
That said, from what I've read - DDR3 with newer boards doesn't neccesarrily need a 1:1 ratio for optimal performance. If I find the thread or article I read that on, I'll let you know. There's also a nice sticky concerning RAM (more info on DDR2 ram, but still) that kinda broke down the conceptions behind different brands. After reviewing that, and some other thread that told me the OCZ Gold DDR3s had the best type of chipset, I went with OCZs because they were cheap and supposedly had this good chipset type in them.
Can you tell I'm a complete noob yet? Anyways, for what its worth that's what I learned in my research. If I find the relevant links I'll post them.
Can we get this guy some informed help? hehe, anyways, good luck with your build!
EDIT: Relevant links for the above info:
RAM Sticky about ICs
OCZ Gold DDR3s have D9GTNs (which is good)
http://www.overclock.net/intel-memor...66-1000-a.htmlEdited by teknoheadake - 7/2/08 at 3:35pm