1) The Geforce 7900GT is probably one of the best bang for the buck cards out right now. And it overclocks amazingly.
2) Right now, AMD is dominating Intel in price, performance and efficiency. However, looking in to the future 8 days. Intel will be releasing it's next generation of processors, named Core 2 Duo (codenamed Conroe). Conroe is going to dominate AMD's lineup. However, next year in H1 2007, AMD will be releasing K8L lineup. We have seen Conroe perform and it's amazing, but we haven't seen K8L perform yet, so K8L's performance is still just speculation.
3) Motherboards: DFI is best for overclocking (At least with AMD, not sure about Intel). Asus is probably the most stable motherboard maker out, very trustworthy. I also like MSI and Gigabyte.
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