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Well I am thinking about selling my current rig to a friend for an AM2 rig. Heres the parts that I plan on putting together

MotherBoard: DFI LP UT NF590 SLi M2R/G
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136014

CPU: AMD Opteron 1212 Santa Ana (Maybe Opteron 1210, 4200 X2, or 4600 X2)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819105016

RAM: G.SKILL 2 x 1GB DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231065

PSU: OCZ GameXStream 700W (maybe 750W PC P&C Silencer)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341002

GFX: eVGA 7950GT 512MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130061

HD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10RPM 320GB Perp Recording (will get another one in future for RAID 0)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148140

And for the Case I plan on getting a black Thermaltake Armor .

I know DX10 is around the corner so i'll probably step up to the 8800GTX or GT when it comes out but my main concern is compatibilty. Does anyone know if the RAM, CPU, and motherboard all compatible with each other? Iv heard that the DFI board doesn't currently support AM2 Opterons, if thats the case then i'll either wait until it does or get a 4200 X2 or 4600 X2. Any help would be great. Thanks

I also plan on geting an X-Fi and maybe a 150GB Raptor.

Note: Please don't tell me to get a Conroe instead
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post #2 of 12
That is a great setup you have there that psu will do you very good.
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post #3 of 12
Why get an Opteron or a 1mb cache AM2 for that matter? It makes less difference in performance than it did on 939, so it would really be unnoticable i would think. or not enough to justify the price.
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Go conroe! (just kidding )

Sounds good to me. I hope you get just what you want out of it
    
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Don't see any flaws. Are the AM2 Optys promising to be as good as the socket 939 ones? If it's just for the 2X1MB cache, I'd get the X2 4000+, which saves about $140 (2.2GHz for the Opty v. 2.0GHz for the 4000+)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103739

Agreed with Jori also though. Look at different options, and maybe a slightly lower clock speed; overclocking is fun
    
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Originally Posted by Chozart
If it's just for the 2X1MB cache, I'd get the X2 4000+,
Thats the reason why I was thinking about the Opteron lol, but I didn't see the Athlon 4000 X2, thanks! And the Opteron that I linked was 2.0GHz also so this 4000 X2 will be almost the same
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post #7 of 12
Any particular reason why you want a 2x1mb model instead of a 2x512kb model? Can save yourself some money for basically the same performance.
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post #8 of 12
for the 4000 try these guys, a little slower on the shipping but good service
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...ctCode=80724-9

itll be about 30$ more then the same speed 2x512 cpu
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post #9 of 12
I would think that since AMD is still going after the server market hot and heavy, the opty's are still gonna be premium chips.
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post #10 of 12
plus i would personally go with the 1210 if you go that route, save ya what like ahundred bones or more and i would assume that you can get similer ocs and they have the same cache (just my op)
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