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There are two versions of my future rig, the variation is only on CPU, Ram and the Motherboard ..Budget is limited, though on a moderate height.....

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CPU: Q6600
Ram: G.Skill HZ DDR2 6400
Motherboard: Gigabyte DS3 P965

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CPU: E6750
Ram: ???
Motherboard: Gigabyte DS3-R P35

Now, for which one would you go? Which ram would you recommend me in the second version or could I use the same ram as in the first version?
With this rig I'd like to game but also to fold heavily....

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Just make sure you get the new price drop pricing for the quad.
 

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If I took Crucial Ballisitix DDR2 6400 instead of the HZ's, would that lower the overclock of the q6600?

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what if I took Crucial Ballistix 6400 instead of the G.SKill Hz's....would that limit my oc-potential?

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Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 rev 3.3 or P5NE-SLI ( know you're in Europe, just example of prices you can expect)
Q6600
DDR2-800 or 1000mhz depending on your budget. if you can get 1000 or 1066, even if its not D9s for the same price as the HZ, get the 1000/1066.

the G.SKill HZ are known to overclock very high ( 950 to 1100mhz) but again it's not a guarantee... you will probably pay a 30-40 Euro dollars premium to get HZs instead of the ballistix. Again, if you can afford the HZ, i would say get real DDR2-1000 instead (ballistix, Corsair or muskin)

I dont know why the motherboard would make a difference running a quad whether it's P35, 965 or 650i.

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Yeah, I would say the first one, except with the P35 Gigabyte board. In fact, that board + Q6600 + 2x1GB G.Skill HZs is the exact setup that I'm looking at getting right now, lol.
 
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