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Opty's - Does it really matter which?

post #1 of 12
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Hey guys,

Just wondering would my overclocking potential be affected if i bought an Opty 144 instead of a 148???

The reason i'm asking is coz i'm a cheap ass and the 144 is like half the price.

Thanks in advance
post #2 of 12
I don't think so...
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Hey guys,

Just wondering would my overclocking potential be affected if i bought an Opty 144 instead of a 148???

The reason i'm asking is coz i'm a cheap ass and the 144 is like half the price.

Thanks in advance
Buying a 144 over a 148 won't hurt your overclock, but with the lower multiplier you need to be sure that your motherboard can support the HTT.
Steppings are the most important aspect of buying an Opteron, but even the "worst" steppings that are CABGE can hit 2.8Ghz on air. Not too shabby at all
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Buying a 144 over a 148 won't hurt your overclock, but with the lower multiplier you need to be sure that your motherboard can support the HTT.
Steppings are the most important aspect of buying an Opteron, but even the "worst" steppings that are CABGE can hit 2.8Ghz on air. Not too shabby at all
I'm seriously looking at the

Silverstone 600watt modular PSU (4x12v rails = 42a) (has 24-pin and 8pin power)

and the DFI LanParty NF4 UT SLi-DR Expert

i'm guessing they will cope with the cpu and i'm looking at the

Swiftech H20-APEX water cooling kit. I've been told that water cooling kit is just about the best you can get.
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Originally Posted by blair
I'm seriously looking at the

Silverstone 600watt modular PSU (4x12v rails = 42a) (has 24-pin and 8pin power)

and the DFI LanParty NF4 UT SLi-DR Expert

i'm guessing they will cope with the cpu and i'm looking at the

Swiftech H20-APEX water cooling kit. I've been told that water cooling kit is just about the best you can get.
Oh yeah, they'd just about do it!
You could maybe downgrade your PSU slightly to a Seasonic 500/600W. Depends what you were thinking ie. GFX upgrade in the near future etc.
The Watercooling is sweet. Personally, I'd prefer a Black Ice Extreme Rad, but it'll still perform very well.
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nah i want that PSU plus i'm going to have the money for it anyway so why not i may get the Black Ice Rad at a later date, i'm looking to get all this stuff in about 2 months time... i'm gonna chuck an XFX 7800GTX in there as well so yeah
post #7 of 12
That's gonna be a nice build . Have fun.
post #8 of 12
The 144 will be alot of fun and a challenge to make it sing well ... as stated above. the MB needs to be able to run high as well as the IMC of the Chip, memory then really comes into play as it too needs to be good modules to support the high Mhz...

The148 gives you extra multis that make if easier in some ways to OC.

Have fun and be prepared to spend time on the Expert to make that run well too...

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i'm getting some PC4800 ram, TCCD and the likes i've only heard it's the greatest in the world for overclocking.

I am going tohave a lot of fun with this machine, i've always been limited by CPU/Mobo/RAM etc this time around i'm going to have the money to spend to build what i want, so i can overclock it to be something great
post #10 of 12
Sounds great.. have afun time and post up your work too...

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