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Opteron 148, 146, or 3700 Sandy for max OC ?

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Ok, tax time has served me well and its time for my long awaited build.
I don't need a dual core processor because I don't multi-task. This computer will be strictly for gaming and benching. It'll be sitting in a DFI nf4 Ultra D using G. Skill PC4800 in dual channel hoping for an easy 300fsb x 10 multi or more with an Apogee waterblock, Powerstream 520.

Which cpu will give me the best high stable oc if I purchase from the Egg?
I've read all the reviews of each and have been scratching my head concerning the recent steppings of each.

Anyone have any recent stepping info from the Egg for any of the above?

I know I can count on you guys. Thanks.
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Can't really tell until we have the stepping. It's pretty much luck. Come go crazy high and some can't do much more than 2.6... I'd say go for the Sandy as they been clocking pretty well.
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Can't really tell until we have the stepping. It's pretty much luck. Come go crazy high and some can't do much more than 2.6... I'd say go for the Sandy as they been clocking pretty well.
Which core revision, E4 or E6?
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E4 seems to be doing better. I got my Sandy up to 3 easy.
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E4 seems to be doing better. I got my Sandy up to 3 easy.
How long have you had your sandy, and did it come from the egg?
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1 week, and yes.
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1 week, and yes.
Appreciate it, seems like a fine stepping. Will seriously consider it !
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