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Phenom 2 build. Help please.

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I'm going to upgrade to the Phenom 2, but I have to get a head start since my mobo is dead. Here's what I'm thinking about buying.

CPU: Phenom 2 920
Mobo: ASUS M3A79-T or DFI LP DK 790FXB-M2RSH
GPU: 4870 1GB
RAM: 4GB G.Skill (already own)
PSU: S61EPS 610W (Already own)

Does everything look good? I'm having trouble deciding which mobo to get. I'm leaning towards the asus though. Other then that, should I expect epic overclocks?

oh, just in case I can't re-use my heatsink, could someone suggest me one?
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both of those mobos r good overclockers, could probably expect similar overclocks from either one, reports r saying u should be able to hit around 4GHz on air with these processors. With the mobos, its really just preference between these 2, personally i would probably go with the ASUS, b/c i like their boards. Everything else looks good.
    
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
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Originally Posted by gunsmoney View Post
both of those mobos r good overclockers, could probably expect similar overclocks from either one, reports r saying u should be able to hit around 4GHz on air with these processors. With the mobos, its really just preference between these 2, personally i would probably go with the ASUS, b/c i like their boards. Everything else looks good.
The only big difference between the two is that the asus has one more pcie slot, an esata port, and supports 16gb of ram. Not a huge difference to me. So if they both overclock well, assuming the build quality is the same, I'll go with the cheaper one.
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2X 250gb raid 0 Windows 7 RC1 Dual 24" T240HD 3840x1200 G15 
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I just built a couple systems with the Asus M3a79-t and I give it all possible praise. Thats an awesome motherboard- you won't regret it.

=8-)
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I have the motherboard and video card and they are a match made in heaven. I am not sure about the DFI board but the good thing about the asus is that if you run xfire down the road, you will be able to run both slots at 16x instead of 8x. I can only image what this cpu will do for this system. Its like playing mega man and finding all but one of Dr lights capsules then finding the last one = domination.
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