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I have a crappy foxxcon mobo that is hust crap and the the RMA window is closing fast! I need to upgrade my mobo and RAM but i need to make a decision fast! I have some questions.<br />
1. I am trying to decide between DFI and ASUS becuase I have no experience and I want a good board to learn on while not compromising perfromance.<br />
2. If I go with DFI, should I get the sli dr or the expert? Are there any bugs or prblems I should know about?<br />
3. What PC4000 is best for the DFI mobos? I need 2x1024 and the crucial ballistix looks to be the best but i heard it dies easily. Any recommendations?<br />
4. If I go the ASUS route, ill get th A8N32-SLI, but I have no ide what 2x1024 kits go best with it. Which PC4000 works best with it?<br />
5. Could the asus fit a zalman 9500 cooler?
 

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1) DFI.<br />
2) I'd get the Expert, while the regular LanPartys are certainly not slackers in the options department, the Expert takes it to a whole new expert.<br />
3) G.Skill HZs.<br />
4) See above.<br />
5) Yes.
 

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#4) OCZ DDR2-667 RAM works fine. ASUS makes a great board. Solid BIOS. Get the deluxe if you can.<br />
#5) Should be fine with an air cooler. Even if you use the deluxe ASUS model.
 

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Id go DFI, I just ordered the SLI-DR Expert because my ASUS board seems to be giving out, fan header died, random freezes, etc... The zalman 9500 will fit on the ASUS or the DFI
 

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I love my DFI board. The G.Skill 550 HZ are a solid choice and very well priced.
 
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I know this probably sounds weird, but the Foxconn C51XEM2AA-8EKRS2H is a great mobo, it sports the 590 SLI chipset.
 

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thanks for the advice guys now i only reallly have a couple questions left<br />
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1. how well do the G. skills overclock vs. ballistix and are they pc4000?<br />
2. how complex are the bios, i can do everything except overclock in my current bios but i have a feeling mine are very basic
 

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i also need the ram to be 2x1024
 

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is this the g skill? <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820231021" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231021</a>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">is this the g skill? <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820231021" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231021</a></div>

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</div>Yep, those are them. I think they go up to around 280FSB.
 
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