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Trouble deciding which processor to get.

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I think I might have found a buyer for my computer, and I want to build a SFF computer (the AOpen XCube). I originally wanted to get the Opty. 148 OEM, but newegg dropped it, so I have to get something different. I think my max budget for a processor is about 180, so the 3200+ seems like the candidate.

HERE'S THE DEAL: eBay. I see deals on eBay like 3800+ newcastles OEM for $80, of course I have to bid and not buy, but there are some awesome deals (assuming I can win the auctions). Is eBay a trustworthy source? Should I trust teh user reviews? Look at this for example:

http://cgi.ebay.com/AMD-Athlon-64-40...QQcmdZViewItem

Holy Moley! If I can get the money I'd jump on that! But is it safe?

Stepping away from the ebay question a second, it would be nice (ideally) to find a cheap deal for a proc witha higher multi than 10x, since I don't think the SFF proprietary mobo will be able to OC as high as a standard mobo.
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the point is the people always do the most bidding at the last 10 minutes. At the end of that auction that AMD processor will be to 220 atleast
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Anyone else? I understand what you are saying, I watched it happen yesterday to a few processor auctions...

Edit: Opteron 148 is back on newegg OEM for $230. If I can get the money I want to get that. Otherwise I'll end up getting the 3200+, I guess.
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Froogle.com may be of help ~ I'm addicted and I've found some awesome deals on 146 Opty's. They're just all on backorder.
I'm thinking about calling this place and asking when they'll get it back in: it's listed for 138.89$ !!! I don't know if I can trust the place but if its that cheap wow!
http://www.computerbrain.com/applica...6DAA5BN&sc=FRG
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www.monarchcomputer.com

^ 939 opty heaven

(in stock too)
    
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