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Old 09-18-09, 07:32 PM Thread Starter   #1
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Let play the what if I could change things game... new parts edition


Hi,

I'd like some input on what parts would be good to change if I were to RMA my current motherboard and ram.

My current computer parts are listed in my sig. sooo.

What if I swapped out my motherboard and ram. What would you replace them with if money was not a concern. Keep in mind I want to keep my Quad core.

My reason for this is that I am fed up with the P5Q3 and the ram. I have not had success in creating a stable system with these.

So what do you think?

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Old 09-18-09, 08:51 PM   #2
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The gigabyte board everybody with quads is constantly humping (joke! Don't kill me! :P) would be my choice, i can't remember the name though.
Ram wise, i'd buy what i have in my sig, OCZ 1110(sold as 1000 i believe, but has SPD for 1110) LV 2x2gb. I absolutely love them, they do 1200@1.8v 5-5-5-15

I'd get a Megahalems HSF, too. Or at least a xig 1283.

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Old 09-19-09, 10:43 AM   #3
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Pretty hard to beat this board.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128358
And its only $134
I built my brothers computer around this board last Christmas.
Here is a review.
http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=3508&p=1

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Old 09-20-09, 11:24 AM Thread Starter   #4
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Pretty hard to beat this board.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128358
And its only $134
I built my brothers computer around this board last Christmas.
Here is a review.
http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=3508&p=1
I have read a lot about that board. Can someone recommend a DDR3 version of that board? And possibly DDR3 ram to go with it?

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Old 09-20-09, 12:04 PM   #5
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The T versions are DDR3.
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/...ProductID=3014

From what I've read the DDR3 version is no where near as good at OCing. Most users wish they had bought the DDR2 board. Newegg doesn't even sell it anymore.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128369

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I have read a lot about that board. Can someone recommend a DDR3 version of that board? And possibly DDR3 ram to go with it?
I thought this was the change your parts game?

Isn't the point of it for you to RMA your ram?

I would get a good DDR2 4gb kit along with the UD3P they showed.

It really is a much better board. (No offense to ASUS users, the P5Q is a good board, but in unbiased discussion, the UD3P is better)

A good DDR2 kit is not a noticeable difference in performance compared to the DDR3 you have. But the over-clocking difference is noticeable.
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