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Building a Gaming Computer considering Mobo that supports DDR2

By Sir_Lancelot
Dec 25, 2005
  1. Ok, Ive noticed something new to me, I dont know how long its been out, but its pretty new to me

    DDR2, Ive not really seen any AMD Mobos that support DDR2 so Im assuming its exclusivly Intel

    So I want to know this, Im building a gaming computer that Im wanting to last me at least the next couple of years with the only upgrading Ill have to do be that of putting in up to 4GB of ram which is the most the Mobo Im currently looking at supports, putting in a New Video Card, and Overclocking my Processor



    In that Im putting 2GB of PC3200 Ram and a 7800GT Video card

    So what I want to know though would it be a better idea to go out and get an Intel Mobo that supports DDR2

    Im going AMD cause from what everyones telling me is that AMD is better for gaming than Intel and their processors look pretty solid ontop of that, but with Intel I can get a faster clock speed than what I can get with AMD

    But I want to know this, IS there any REAL diffrence between AMD and Intel What makes one better than the other, and would it be a better idea to go Intel and get a Mobo that supports DDR2 or stay AMD, or if theres a good Mobo out there for AMD that supports DDR2.
  2. mnm222876

    mnm222876 TS Rookie

    I think your choices are right on. Even with DDR2 Intel still gets dominated by AMD in the gaming arena.

    AMD will be supporting DDR2 in their next cpu's, the AM2 sockets, due out next spring/summer and most likely DDR3 also. But don't feel the need to wait until then. Buy now. There will be lots of growing pains with the new cpu's and chipsets.
  3. Ruder

    Ruder TS Rookie Posts: 98

    Rather get the SLI mobo - A8N SLI Deluxe.
    Rather go for the 3500+ - the only difference is the L2 cache. For gaming it makes a negligible difference.

    Buy now since it will be at least 1 year before DDR2/3 mobos are stable and decently priced.

    The real issue with a gaming PC is:
    1) Video card - Get the best you can buy. Anything less than 6600GT / X700 is a waste of time.
    2) Fast Disks - Anything Sata2 with 8mb cache - like http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822144011
  4. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Posts: 470

    For gaming AMD is better, but I never have seen a game a Pentium 4 can not play.

    Your choices are great, the extra cache of the San Diego is good for gaming. A higher clock would be even better.

    A 6800gs is great bang for the buck, and GPU is more inportant than CPU in games. A 7800gtx is the best now.

    Cheak this out
    Mother of All CPU Charts 2005

    Benchmarks are in the last pages.
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