I'm considering getting the Asus Maximus motherboard as part of my next upgrade. In case you don't already know, it comes in two versions; the DDR2 Formula and the DDR3 Extreme. Earlier this year, when DDR3 modules first appeared, the common consensus on it was "don't buy yet, unless you have more money than sense". Almost 6 months later, with quad core CPUs on the table, and more of them on their way, is DDR3 any closer to becoming a worthwhile investment? My upgrade cycle is about 3 years, and I'm feeling a little hesitant about buying a DDR2 motherboard right now. But, you can get 2GB of really good 800MHz DDR2 for under £100, whereas 2GB of 1066MHz DDR3 will set you back at least £200. Any thouhgts? Will DDR3 provide any kind of significant benefit in the next fews years? Will I regret in 18 months time having bought an expensive DDR2 board?