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I wonder what kind of OC you can get out of those . I'm so tempted to buy it, but I figure its only ~$20-30 less than a 710. I'm trying to resist.

And you have a shop too? (eBay?)
By reputation, CCBWEs are nastier than a dog's armpits as far as OCing goes. Their one appealing trait is that they apparently are not cold-bugged; unless you have a super-exotic cooling strategy (Liquid Nitrogen or phase change), I'd pass on a CCBWE.

Of course, there's always a chance that you happen upon one of those rare CCBWEs that could OC well on air.
    
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By reputation, CCBWEs are nastier than a dog's armpits as far as OCing goes. Their one appealing trait is that they apparently are not cold-bugged; unless you have a super-exotic cooling strategy (Liquid Nitrogen or phase change), I'd pass on a CCBWE.

Of course, there's always a chance that you happen upon one of those rare CCBWEs that could OC well on air.
Yeah, I already have a 3800x2 thats just sitting around until I get motivated enough to SLI mod my other ultra-D.

Hell I got my Xiggy DK just sitting on the floor next tomy desk. I suppose it might be time to get my folding rigs up and running.
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Yeah, I've almost got my TTS up but I've been hesitant about takeing down one of my folders to finish it off.
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Then there's this rumor floating around that some schmuck might be unloading one or two pristine, BNIB S939 Opteron dual-cores from choice steppings...
    
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Then there's this rumor floating around that some schmuck might be unloading one or two pristine, BNIB S939 Opteron dual-cores from choice steppings...
Actually I heard he was gonna *cough* donate them!
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Then there's this rumor floating around that some schmuck might be unloading one or two pristine, BNIB S939 Opteron dual-cores from choice steppings...
Joe, and who would that be? Someone in the for sale section is selling S939 boards
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Then there's this rumor floating around that some schmuck might be unloading one or two pristine, BNIB S939 Opteron dual-cores from choice steppings...
Depends on the optys I suppose. But still I don't think any s939 is enough to run both of my 4870's. Unless I could run them at 3500Mhz.
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Well, Omega, I guess that depends on whether you're using your HD 4870s for gaming (in which case I hope you have a monitor capable of super-high resolutions) or for benching.
    
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theCanadian: Just BARELY fitting the parts together... FOR THE WIN!
I had to bend the heatsink 3 or 4 degrees to get it to fit.

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Well, Omega, I guess that depends on whether you're using your HD 4870s for gaming (in which case I hope you have a monitor capable of super-high resolutions) or for benching.
Well the res is only 1680x1050 (for now) and of course I'll do some benching with em, but yeah its mainly for gaming. And in my experience, an extra while not doubling performance does make it considerably better, it usually raises my framerates and also raises the lowest FPS I'll experience and how much time I'll spend at the minimum framerate, not to mention I can run anything and everything fully maxed out with full AA/AF.

Not to mention with 2 of them I'll be able to force higher AA than usually allowed
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