Join Date: Oct 2007
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Are you sure you need either i5-661 or H57 ??
If you are not going to do any gaming, there is no reason to go w/ i5-661..
Same thing with H57..if you are not going to do raid..why waste the money?
Lastly, there is no 6gb dual channel ddr3 memory, if you want 6gb, you will be using 3 sticks of 2gb ddr3 which will result in no dual channel..
If I were you, I would consider a lesser cpu, a loaded H55 board and move the money toward 8gb of the memory
(only if you are using 64bit os, if you are using 32bit os, then 4gb is the max)