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BE 5000 or Opteron?

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Im looking on new egg for a $100 ish cpu. I'm putting my chip in a friends comp and this is the last upgrade to my sig rig before I do a major overhaul. I saw that opterons have twice as much cache as the black edition, and both are 2.6 per core, so which is the better value and overclocker. And if anyone has a better deal and a better chip I am all ears

Heres the BE http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103194
and heres the opteron
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819105019
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post #2 of 18
I recommend the 5000+ BE as it has a unlocked multiplier and and easliy be overclocked to 3.2 Ghz. Cache memory is marginal, as you won't even notice the difference between the two
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post #3 of 18
athe black edition for higher clocks, and the opteron for better performance. The extra cache does help a little, but all depends on the clock speeds you can attain with it.
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Thanks. Reps to you
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Black Edition should serve you fine.
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AM2 Opterons are not as good OC as 939 Opteron are. I say go for BE.
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post #7 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post
AM2 Opterons are not as good OC as 939 Opteron are.
Any proof of that?



I'd go with the 5000BE as well
post #8 of 18
Performance wise, difference is probably small if any, but price wise,
it's hard to complain about the Black Edition. Best bet if your a gamer.
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post #9 of 18
check your acquisitions an am2 opty holds #2 in the amd oc club@ 3.2ghz so a 5000be may overclock better slightly. but you are more likely to get 3.2ghz with the BE as compared to the opty

Edit - opty 1210 going for 64 at the egg
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post #10 of 18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xXkeyboardkowboyXx View Post
check your acquisitions an am2 opty holds #2 in the amd oc club@ 3.2ghz so a 5000be may overclock better slightly. but you are more likely to get 3.2ghz with the BE as compared to the opty

Edit - opty 1210 going for 64 at the egg
Is is common for that chip to oc so well or does he have a cherry? That is a great deal though
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