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hey, im looking for a CPU for my first build - i was going to get the 3200 venice but ive found this opteron:

http://www.eclipsecomputers.com/prod...code=CPA-OU146

i dont know much about opterons so could you please tell me whether this a good deal or not
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I'm not familiar with English currency, but the opterons are by far the best single core AMD processors out today....Get it, you wont be disappointed, they are very hard to find !!
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thanks - i cant find the stepping - it only ever says Stepping: E4

is this any good?
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yes, that's same as mine....I wouldn't worry about the True stepping, most have shown to hit 2.6-2.8 on stock volts..
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thanks - i cant find the stepping - it only ever says Stepping: E4

is this any good?
That's an excellent price, but it says Special Order so doubt there would be any in stock. Could try though.
If you're interested, CPU City have them in stock:
http://www.cpucityshop.co.uk/product...a451b2d08f4c2c
and they announce the stepping. These have proven to be good overclockers; pretty much reaching 2.8Ghz on stock voltages.
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Hey great find! I was going to order a 144 from overclockers today but the price went up £10 but after stumbling on this thread you have shown me the way to a cheeper 146 processor!!!!

From what i have read most will clock to and past 2.6 but if you have the choice go for a CABNE stepping, and try not to get a CABGE stepping.

Any way yet again cheers
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Same Stepping I got is the CACJE 0546 which I have mine running @ 2.96 Mhz. It runs great at 2.9 @ 1.49 vcore. These are awesome processors!!! -Micah
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146 Optys same as mine at http://www.rlsupplies.co.uk/Products...mentID=141&MID= but they only have 4 left
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