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A 170 at those prices at Monarch is the way to go and I agree on the few extra $$ for the retail! Save a few more $$ and go the cheep ground shipping, it will probably get there in 3-5 days
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yes indeed, its the 170 for me, i still have to waait a week, ive been greedy lately andneed a littttle more money ^.^
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Not to make you look silly but perhaps look at out Overclocking Faqs here :http://www.overclock.net/faqs/12415-...ptimizer+guide

lol yah i know, dont worry abotu makeing me look silly, im quite the moron i just have fun with life
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pssh, get the 165. the neo-4 motherboard can set dividers and everything just fine. if you are running a 300 HTT, then use a 133 divider and you'll keep your memory timings w/ DDR400

and if your memory is really good i've actually had better performance running high fsb w/ the tightest timings possible....past DDR600 running slightly looser timings. i lost my HD though, so i'll have to redo the benchmarks and repost them. i'll try to do it this week.
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bleh everyone has solid ideas, i just disliek the memory divider =/
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I'm personally getting the Opteron 180 for what it already is and its multiplier. I had to lower my memory to DDR333 to get my 3500+ to 2750Mhz stable, but hey the Opteron 180 at stock speed will already be whooping my overclocked Venice, plus I can stay at DDR400. Opteron 180 and X2 4800+ both costs the same retail, so there's no point of going for the X2. Another thing is that I've heard many saying that X2 4800+ can reach 2.8Ghz easily even with bad steppings, so theoretically the Opteron should be even better.

If you don't like using memory dividers or if you don't plan on overclocking to the max, then the Opteron 180 should be great for you too.
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The 180 is a nice CPU however prety costly still IMO. The Opteron 170 will serve you well mate.
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The 180 is a nice CPU however prety costly still IMO. The Opteron 170 will serve you well mate.
Thought he said he didn't want anything lower than his 3700+ in speed, so how about a 175? That's perfectly a 2x 3700+ with same 2.2Ghz and 11x multi, retail for $239.99 on Newegg.
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Not a bad idea. Well lol. Ive changed what i was going to get also..Im now getting the Opteron 180 Due to its Higher multi may help me a little more however its really pricey though it has to be said.
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