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Best Place To Buy A 165 In The UK?

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Well, i've decided to ditch this CABGE, and upgrade, i first thought of a single core Opty, but i then decided that it wasn't really an upgrade (from 2.75 GHz to probably about 2.9 GHz with air), but the i got this reserator, so i'm now thinking of going down the Opty 165 (perhaps 170, depending on prices and overclockability) route, and am wondering:

A. Will my mobo take it? Its got the latest beta bios (1302)

B. Will my mobo overclock it well? Remember, this is no DFI!

C. Retail or OEM? Which will be more overclockable? i dont need a HSF, but if the retails are better then i'll do it

D. Where is the best place to get one? i was thinking eBay (So i know which stepping i'm getting), but i was looking for other places that might save me money
post #2 of 14
1st off, retails and OEM are not a different product, its the way its sold

Retail = CPU, HSF, manual, case sticker, warranty

OEM = CPU and nothing else

Scan.co.uk

165 : http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=338466

170 : http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=337800
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thank you, i know there chips are the same, and that its just a box and a HSF, but i wondered if perhaps the better steppings turned up in the retails.

£100 - 165 - possible
£120 - 170 - Ouch!
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thank you, i know there chips are the same, and that its just a box and a HSF, but i wondered if perhaps the better steppings turned up in the retails.

£100 - 165 - possible
£120 - 170 - Ouch!
The best steppings shows as much up in retail as it does in OEM.
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Thanks for the help! Repped
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Steppings arnt Affected at all Bewtween OEM and Retail. Scan is the best place to go for Opteron CPU;s at the moment in the Uk once they are in stock..I got my Opty 180 there
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only one supplier in stock at the moment is komplett
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Originally Posted by ENTERPRISE1701 View Post
Steppings arnt Affected at all Bewtween OEM and Retail. Scan is the best place to go for Opteron CPU;s at the moment in the Uk once they are in stock..I got my Opty 180 there
Yeah scan.co.uk have them priced at £99 inc vat

very good price in my opinion

EDIT: oops tUDG already stated
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However stock is another matter its still out of stock : http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=338466
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However stock is another matter its still out of stock : http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=338466
OMG.... I was going to order one next week from scan as well
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