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Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego or Opteron 144 Venus

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Which one would probably overclock higher and provide more performance.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103622

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103600

Reason why i'm asking this is because the opty has a 1ghz HT and the athlon has a 2ghz HT
Sry if this is a noobish question but I don't have much experience with amd cpu's

Heatsink will be a ArcticCooling freezer 64pro for now until i enough money for water.

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imo the 144 is better, but it depends on the stepping
    
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You could get an Opty 165...
    
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They are very comparable processors, similar architecture and will overclock similarly. I would get the processor that costs less and that appears to be the 3700+. More people have gotten 3700+ to the 3.0GHz then those who have gotten single core Opterons. To reach 2.8GHz or 2.9GHz with either will be possible, but the 3.0GHz edge will go with the 3700+.
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