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Aug 20, 2009, 18:34 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Ferrill)

"AMD provided the MSI DKA 790GX Platinum motherboard for our testing along with the Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition CPU. This motherboard was targeted at the gaming community but has everything we wanted and more. If you shop around a little you can find it for $140.

"Memory choices
The general rule for memory is the more the merrier. With our CPU and motherboard chosen we then have a good idea of what options we have for memory. With the latest BIOS update the MSI DKA790GX Platinum motherboard will handle 16 GB of DDR3 memory. The only problem with this option is price.

"DDR2 memory is considerably cheaper while providing enough performance to keep our virtual machine zipping along. PNY provided 8GB of their Optima line of DDR2 memory for our project, and the price fit our budget as well. This product is sold in a 4-GB package (2x2GB memory sticks) and available from a number of different Internet vendors for a low of $48.99 each."

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