"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
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."