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Take a look at my choices and tell me what you think. Gracias!

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I would get this Geil RAM instead. My friend has it and it overclocks way beyond 1000MHz. And for the board, since it doesn't seem you are looking for a board that does SLI, this DFI is probably the best for the price.

EDIT: Why not also get the Brisbane 3600+ for $59 instead of the 4800+?
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@Aaronman - I really like where your head is at. I may just go with your suggestions.
    
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The DFI is definitely the best OC'er, and the Brisby is a nice chip. You will definitely be able to at least get 2.9 ghz.
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@Aaronman - I really like where your head is at. I may just go with your suggestions.
Why thank you.

Oh by the way, if you plan to stick with ATI graphics cards, you should get the DFI Crossfire board so you can do crossfire in the future. Don't listen to the reviews. DFI boards are not for noobs and these guys definitely are noobs who are dissing the board.
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I think that DFI board is the way to go. My BFG has EPS so it's a non-issue.

    
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Eps?
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If you are going to O.C. get the 3600 brisbane. They O.C. just like a 4800. Same core same theoretical max O.C. Pretty much all the brisbanes regardless of stock speed only O.C. to about 3 to 3.1 without extreme measures.
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Yeah, the more that I read about the 3600, the more I like it! I'll be ordering it this week. $59 on the egg - amazing.

EPS is the 8-pin CPU power connector that the DFI board has instead of a 4-pin connector. Sometimes its a single 12V rail, sometimes its dual 12V.
    
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i agree 100 % DFI boards is not for noobs.

saying DFI boards are for n00bs is like saying, driving a ferrari is car for the poor. or something like a toyota prius is fast

eps is 8 pins. the pins are connected in parallel, it will work fine for you if you only use the 4pin in the 8pin connector since the 3600+ won't draw that much power even if it is over clocked.
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