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  1. Franklinwallbrown

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    what kind of budget you on, are you wanting to oc, crossfire/sli ? c'mon man help us out here :p
     
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    OC, xfire (maybe), and RAID0
     
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    Yeah, a budget would really help us to help you.
     
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    I was thinking this one.
    Oh, I don't know. Cheapy, but goody OCer. Say, sub $150?
     
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    They are the same MB...?
     
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    Avoid Open Box like the Celeron D!
     
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    It's a MB not a CPU. Only thing different is it doesn't have to come with any cords or connectors. I'm confused...are you trying to say all open boxes are bad or...
     
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    DFi P35. OC's like beasts, and can be had cheap. Go for it! NOW!
     
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    Open box is crap. Why risk it coming DOA?
     
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    IDK, a few people on here told me that OpenBox MB were okay...
     
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    Open box products are items other people were unhappy with and returned, I believe.
     
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    If you RMA a video card/mobo/psu they just test it real quick and put it up for open box.. I would NEVER risk open box.
     
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    you're assuming they even have a test facility:laugh:
     
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    Okay, Okay...no, openbox. From what I here on the forum the DFIs (BloodIrons & LanParties) are the BEST OCers, but they are p35 and are the greatest with RAM. The ASUS P45s (P5Qs) are better with RAM and their OC is very compairable w/ DFIs. I've also heard that BioStar TPowers are good. What's up?
     
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    thats a pretty good wrap up on things. its really up to the crossfire thing. If you really want a bangin crossfire rig, go for a better chipset. If its not a priority I think you could be happy with a ton of motherboards!
     
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    Well, I've never CrossFired any cards and I've barely OCed before. I was thinking that I would like to xfire the 4870 later, but was wanting to buy one (later, I have a 3850 right now) and see how it did on games. As of now I only really play BF2142, but when I start getting more money (grant money and steady job starting the 26th) I was going to start experimenting with games. The 4870 plays Crysis on High, right? That seems like all I'll need, but I was worried about future proofing. Then again, I'm worried about xfire not working, so...
     

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