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Looking for suggestions/reccomendations/your best experience. What would you reccomend, and aprox what cost to build the best oc system at a real world cost (don't have 2 grand or more to spend). Would like to hit 4ghz or better if this is possible, or maybe dual core with a slower bus to achieve better aggregate processing power. Don't give a rat's butt about graphics, no gaming. Just sheer number crunching power (seti). Tried and proven setups especially appreciated. Thanx for any and all suggestions.
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If you aren't into gaming and want just sheer number crunching power than you should look into the 9XX series pressler chips. Their higher clock speeds excel in this arena. You should be able to get a cheaper pressler and a decent water cooling kit and expect well over 4ghz.
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Still, if we take a look at the latest two articles on xbitlabs.com (can't seem to copy/paste the link) we'll see that the Athlon X2s are more powerfull in scientific computation than the pentiums. My recomandation based on the web reviews, not own experience:
CPU: Opteron 185 2.6GHz dualcore, OCs over 3Gigs
MB: Asus A8R - MVP32 solid OCing, good overall performance
RAM: dunno, I use value ram for OCing, but I suppose some corsair or ocz dual channel 2x1Gig can do the job

For the cpu, I think the opteron 175 and the 180 go over 3.0gigs also, so it depends on your budget.
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Originally Posted by dragosmp
Still, if we take a look at the latest two articles on xbitlabs.com (can't seem to copy/paste the link) we'll see that the Athlon X2s are more powerfull in scientific computation than the pentiums. My recomandation based on the web reviews, not own experience:
CPU: Opteron 185 2.6GHz dualcore, OCs over 3Gigs
MB: Asus A8R - MVP32 solid OCing, good overall performance
RAM: dunno, I use value ram for OCing, but I suppose some corsair or ocz dual channel 2x1Gig can do the job

For the cpu, I think the opteron 175 and the 180 go over 3.0gigs also, so it depends on your budget.
That is very true at stock settings. However, if we are not talking about gaming, this performance gap is much less between the cores at stock speeds. But, 65nm presslers overclock much, much better than their athlon counterparts. You can overclock a Pentium D 920 to have the same performance as an fx60 ! In terms of overclocking, intel pentium D 9XX's win hands down in terms of price per performance in everything but gaming. And btw, on air, don't 'expect' 3.0+ghz on any amd dual core except an fx60.
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Athlon64 3700+ clawhammer DFI Lanparty UT NF3 250Gb X1900GT 1gb 
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120gb XP Pro SP2 19" Hanns widescreen Rosewill 600W 
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Logitech MX 610 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon64 3700+ clawhammer DFI Lanparty UT NF3 250Gb X1900GT 1gb 
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120gb XP Pro SP2 19" Hanns widescreen Rosewill 600W 
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Logitech MX 610 
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