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Apologies in advance for the nth new thread on the same topic, but I'm just looking for some quick advice.

I've been piecemealing cheap-but-nice components for a while and I'm almost there. XaserV Aluminum case, 650W PS, E6300 CPU, 7900GS Video, Thermalright 120, a bunch of Yate Loons, etc. This will be my first OC experiment box and I plan on being aggressive. 2.8-3.0GHz is where I'd like to be on the chip (7 x 400-430?). I just need memory and mobo and started researching those in earnest about 2 days ago. I'm 90% sure I'll be getting a DS3 unless someone has a good reason not to - it's right in my ~$150 budget sweet spot.

Yesterday AM I was going to pull the trigger on the PC2-8000 Tracers, but I had meetings until about 3pm and they went OOS and then up in price I've learned enough to go for the D9s, but I'm not familiar with this 'binning' process yet. I want to stay under $300, ~ $250 is right on budget.

I'm 80% leaning toward: Buffalo Firestix PC2-6400 5-5-5-?? D9GKX B6-25E for $241

Unless there is a good reason why any of the following are a better choice. And you guys are the ones who would know:

Patriot PC2-6400 4-4-4-12 D9GMH B6-3 for $246

Super Talent PC2-6400 4-4-3-8 D9GKX B6-25E for $262

Ballistix PC2-8000 5-5-5-15 D9GMH B6-3 for $285

Q1) Any opinion on D9GKX vs D9GMH?

Q2) I assume the same chips with the same B number after them are binned the same way, and thus would perform largely similar unless placed on a seriously retarded PCB?

Thanks in advance for any help, and apologies in advance for n00bness. These are pretty much the last little details I haven't been able to sort out on google.

Boredom: if you sign off on the Firestix, then I'll order them within 60 seconds
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Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 GeForce 7900GS Ballistix PC2-6400 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Maxtor :( 160GB SATA Windows XP 64-bit Viewsonic 19" LCD 8ms Logitech LX 710 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Maxtor :( 160GB SATA Windows XP 64-bit Viewsonic 19" LCD 8ms Logitech LX 710 
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Firestix are said to be pretty good, Most OC to over 1000+ Mhz, and if it means anything, thats the ram im gonna be getting....

D9GH OC better, and are whats used in DDR2 1000 ram stick aswell.

Not sure about the whole 'B' thing though...
    
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2x 250gb Seagate 7200.10 (RAID 0) + 250gb backup DVD-RW Window XP Acer AL2216W 22" WS LCD 
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2x 250gb Seagate 7200.10 (RAID 0) + 250gb backup DVD-RW Window XP Acer AL2216W 22" WS LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Multimedia PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Lian Li PC-V1200B Plus II Modded Logitech MX518 
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FUNC 1030 
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