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AMD Opteron 165 1.8 GHz processor vs. What I have now. Is is much of an upgrade? Is it worth it? I heard optys are great for overclocking, but is mine not? I realize my board sucks, and I am working on maybe getting a DFI board. I don't know yet.
post #2 of 30
very big improvement. single vs dual. also u can overclock the 165 alot if you get ccbbe =)
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Definately a worthy upgrade.

And they are pretty cheap now... like $160 or so on Newegg.

Then save up for a DFI Lanparty Ultra-D, which is about $105, and you'll have a nice basis for a good rig.
    
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Okay. I would like to do that, but I am also looking at video cards and my budget, as limited as it is, would be for either-or.
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Well Getting an Opty165 would be a great Upgrade...Single Core to a Dual core will allow you to do more at anyone time.

Also apart from the motherboard Chozart Reccomended I would have to Reccomend the DFI in my Sig also...Only if you wernt thinking of SLI.
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hellz yeah it's a good upgrade!
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Okay. I would like to do that, but I am also looking at video cards and my budget, as limited as it is, would be for either-or.
What is your budget?
    
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Was about to ask the same thing. Even if you have a tight budget these days you can get a fairly good card that will see you through.
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Well for now, $250ish.

Which would have better performance for the money?

DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 SLI-DR Expert Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136166

DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136152

DFI LanParty UT nF4-D Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 ATX AMD Mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136159
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I think the battle is between the top two boards you listed. The choice is then simply whether you want SLI in the future or not. If not, the Ultra-D, if yes, the SLI-DR.

I'd get the CPU and mobo now, and just be annoyed for a bit with the current card you have. Save up some money. In about half a year, DX10 cards should be reasonable priced (lower end models will show up).

If you can't wait... see if you can nudge someone to give you a $100-$120 Christmas gift (aka 7600GT)
    
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