thanks tox - as always im a nice guy so reps to you sir
both the asus and dfi support my trfc needs (well the reaperx's needs really)
iv never messed with a dfi but the maximus reports back better overclocks
im thinking by the time nehalem is affordable, more multicore apps will be out there but for now dualies do give better performance in games etc. at a high frequency. mind you q6600s have been known to go to 4ghz.
just checked with immortal if they have the G0 slacr q6600 and they will get back to me monday after checking with supplier