In early 2008 I built a rig based on an Intel DX38BT mobo that required DDR3 memory. Bought the board from Tiger Direct in a package that included 2 gigs of non-compatible RAM. Got that ironed out. Had the board replaced by Intel once when it would not recognize the graphics card. I ran it with a RAID 1 array for a while, but was constantly rebuilding the array. Broke down the RAID array and it is still glitchy. Goes int repetitive reboot mode. Clearing the CMOS will usually correct that. Long story short, I am giving up on the board. So I start looking for boards that would allow me to use my Q6700 CPU and DDR3 1066 Dram. There are not many mobos I could find that support the DDR3. I did find an MSI X48C board that will accept the DDR3. What happened to DDR3, was it just abandoned? Does anyone have any experience with this board and MSI in general? Any other recomendations for boards that meet my criteria? I want a working machine to try Windows 7.