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Okay, I finally sold my Venice 3200 for $150. I am going to order a new CPU in the next day or two and would appreciate some opinions. I have pretty much settled on the 3700 Sandy, but I notice a lot of you guys are running the opterons and seem to love them. I'm not real familiar with these CPU's........is there a certain model that you guys would reccommend that would be equal or better than the 3700??

I'm looking for something that will complement my 7900gt.......I have about $250 to spend.

Thanks in advance.
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I'd suggest the SD. Recently, they've been overclocking quite well. The Opterons, on the other hand, have had their prices gouged, and aren't doing nearly as well as when they first came out, which is the reason all the hype started.
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I'd suggest the SD. Recently, they've been overclocking quite well. The Opterons, on the other hand, have had their prices gouged, and aren't doing nearly as well as when they first came out, which is the reason all the hype started.
Yup, agreed. I'd go with the Sandy. The opty 148's were big for a while but lately they haven't been overclocking as well as the 3700+.
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Like said above The SD will be better as you can get a nice oc from them.
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The Opteron 148 would be comparable to the San Diego 3700+ in stock GHz and overclocking ability. Performance wise it is up in the air, there is speculation one way or the other. If I could get some Opteron people and Athlon 64 people to post on the thread in my signature I might be able to tell you more definitively. In benchmarks such as SuperPi and 3DMark05 I have noticed my Opteron 146 compares nicely to a 3700+.

If you are deciding between the Opteron 148 and San Diego 3700+ go with the 3700+ because of the price differential, and for no other reason.
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I recommend a Sandy 3700
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settled then, thanks. San Diego, here I come!!
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