Motherboard in Seach of DDR3 + DDR2

By mke
Jun 1, 2007
  1. hi there.

    am currently in search for new components for a "cheap" system that i can upgade month by month to top specs. My main idea is to find a good motherboard that will support some intel and:

    1) FSB1333 cpu and above (thinking ahead i am:)
    2) DDR2 + DDR3(1333) (i need both mem support as wont to use ddr2 now but next months upgrade to ddr3 when price comes to its sences)
    3) Sata2 (minimum of 6 but prefer 8, as already have 6 disks)
    4) Firewire IEEE.

    5) all other gismo is bit irrelevant (though need 4 usb ports but guess every mobo has that--- although not the case with firewire as i found out....)

    ok basically i need a mobo that will allow me to build upon with all latest specs components that are comming out the next months ,and unfortunately i need it now as my system has gone berzerk.

    the only mobo that i found that supports both mem types of DD2 and DDR3 is the Gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3R, but the downside is that it doesnt support firewire at all. i know a pci card is an option but still i think firewire as a mast have.

    if anyone has a recommendation i would be gratefull as i have been searching quite a bit for this mobo.

    anyhow thanks

    of a motherboard
  2. mke

    mke TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 90

    hi there.

    anyone knows of a motherboard that supports both DDR2 & DDR3 memory????
    would be gratefull for any advice,

  3. k.jacko

    k.jacko TS Rookie Posts: 493

    Gigabyte DS3's are great boards and fantastic overclockers for core 2 duo cpu's. I've built 3 so far and check out reviews if you want more info.
    you want 'cheap', but you want the best? The 2 don't mix i'm afraid.
    Still, you won't go wrong with a DS3, just buy a IEEE1394 (firewire) pci card.
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