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Ok as I put this rig together I sort of skimped on my Graphics card and CPU, but with taxes coming back in the next couple of months I am looking to upgrade both. Because of the ever change world I will wait till I have money in hand for a new graphics card but I am going to start looking at processors, so far I have narrowed it down to, they are in order of what I want the most at the moment.

Opteron 148 CAB2E Stepping

Opteron 154
Opteron 175
Athlon FX-55
Opteron 170

I am basing on price vs value and performance. I will most likely be paired with 2 7800 GT's or a new x1900XTX but like I said I'm not sure I just dont want to bottleneck the card. I will most likey stay with air cooling. If I moved up it would be to phase but only the OCZ if it works good for the price.

Any thoughts / sugestions?
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Q6600 Week 40 / E6850 Week 23 EVGA 680i SLI NF68-A1 EVGA 8800GTX Superclocked 2x 1GB Crucial Tracer Ballistix DDR2-1066 
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Striped Raptor 150's, Seagate 7200.10 750Gb LiteOn 16x DVD RW XP Pro, Vista Ultimate Mag 19 Inch 
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Q6600 Week 40 / E6850 Week 23 EVGA 680i SLI NF68-A1 EVGA 8800GTX Superclocked 2x 1GB Crucial Tracer Ballistix DDR2-1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Striped Raptor 150's, Seagate 7200.10 750Gb LiteOn 16x DVD RW XP Pro, Vista Ultimate Mag 19 Inch 
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Logitech G15 OCZ 850W GameXStream Lian Li PC-777B Logitech G7 
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post #2 of 5
Sounds like you are a gamer, I wouldn't go with dual core cause that will bottleneck those cards more because it wont be able to OC as high. The 148 opteron will only get you maybe 1-200 more mhz then where you are with your 3700, so that wouldn't be worth the money.
I think you are good where you are as far as CPU for now
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Yeah but I'm looking to upgrade and maybe build a second rig, to server as a file server.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Striped Raptor 150's, Seagate 7200.10 750Gb LiteOn 16x DVD RW XP Pro, Vista Ultimate Mag 19 Inch 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Week 40 / E6850 Week 23 EVGA 680i SLI NF68-A1 EVGA 8800GTX Superclocked 2x 1GB Crucial Tracer Ballistix DDR2-1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Striped Raptor 150's, Seagate 7200.10 750Gb LiteOn 16x DVD RW XP Pro, Vista Ultimate Mag 19 Inch 
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Logitech G15 OCZ 850W GameXStream Lian Li PC-777B Logitech G7 
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post #4 of 5
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Anyone else have any ideas/ suggestions?
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Q6600 Week 40 / E6850 Week 23 EVGA 680i SLI NF68-A1 EVGA 8800GTX Superclocked 2x 1GB Crucial Tracer Ballistix DDR2-1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Striped Raptor 150's, Seagate 7200.10 750Gb LiteOn 16x DVD RW XP Pro, Vista Ultimate Mag 19 Inch 
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Logitech G15 OCZ 850W GameXStream Lian Li PC-777B Logitech G7 
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Steel Pad S&S 
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Q6600 Week 40 / E6850 Week 23 EVGA 680i SLI NF68-A1 EVGA 8800GTX Superclocked 2x 1GB Crucial Tracer Ballistix DDR2-1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Striped Raptor 150's, Seagate 7200.10 750Gb LiteOn 16x DVD RW XP Pro, Vista Ultimate Mag 19 Inch 
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Logitech G15 OCZ 850W GameXStream Lian Li PC-777B Logitech G7 
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post #5 of 5
Get the opteron 170, right now mines at 2.8 1.5V
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