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# 40756 2-Sep-2009 23:48
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Hello there

im building a new pc

I want to use an intel core 2 quad Q9550 and ddr3 ram and onto an micro atx case

My questions is that can someone find me a motherboard that has lga775, ddr3 ram support and in micro ATX form factor???

And also at a good priceWink

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  # 252790 3-Sep-2009 00:07
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There is like a 2% performance difference between DDR2 and DDR3 on the LGA775 platform, I would stick with DDR2 because it gives you a much wider range of boards to choose from at a lower price.

4GB (2x 2GB) of DDR2 is also ~$40 cheaper than DDR3.

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  # 253053 3-Sep-2009 22:27
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There isn't really a huge selection of micro atx boards with ddr3 capability, 2 or 3 at most is all i could find.
As stated previously, for lga775 ddr2 is all good and there are plenty of good boards eg:
Are there any other specific details you need? sli? number of pci, ports, etc etc?

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  # 253055 3-Sep-2009 22:31
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im after a motherboard, with either i5 of quad core support, that also has ddr3 ram, and i need a pci, for graphics card and a hauppague hvr 2200, and maybe another one in the near future

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