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  • 75% (12)
    Opteron 170
  • 25% (4)
    3800+ X2
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post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by ThaWaxShop
i have 2gb of g.skill HZ on the side for this. Maybe ill just go for the 4400+
Dude, the opteron IS better. I would actually reccomend to go for a 165, they get just as high OC's. The people here that say the X2 is better, i believe have not reasearched the capabilites and stability of Opterons, compared to normal athlons.
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post #12 of 20
awesome.....you are about to have one bad ass rig!! Let us know what you do. I think either way would be lightning fast.

I have read that the opterons are NOT overclocking as well lately........of course, this is not fact....I spend a lot of my spare time reading while I'm at work. I was in this same predicament a couple of weeks ago.
post #13 of 20
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yeah i have a FSP group fx600 psu, a DFI CFX3200 Mobo, 2x1gb or G.skill HZ, the nxzt lexa case and a X1900XT all im waiting on is the processor
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post #14 of 20
There is an item that is missing - this is the CPU cooling option. For any of these dual CPUs this is what will make an OC even better... and with the extra cache the Opteron will need a little bit more cooling

The X2 3800's in 06xx are ones that are OC'ing particularly well = averaging around 2.85 Ghz on good air, some breaking that 3.0 barrier.

Look for LDBHE U or TPAW
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Originally Posted by ncsa
There is an item that is missing - this is the CPU cooling option. For any of these dual CPUs this is what will make an OC even better... and with the extra cache the Opteron will need a little bit more cooling

The X2 3800's in 06xx are ones that are OC'ing particularly well = averaging around 2.85 Ghz on good air, some breaking that 3.0 barrier.

Look for LDBHE U or TPAW
good point ill be using the BT i have with the TT smart fan 100cfm Kept my 3700+ with 1.65v @ 25c idle. Anyone know about removing the IHS on a dual core? I did it with my 3700+ and wanna do it with my new DC also.
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post #16 of 20
I looked into this for my PC and found that 3800+ X2 was a better choice, But in the end I went with an sandy for awhile till new tect comes out.
    
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post #17 of 20
The Optys come with a decent heatsink (dualcore) the 3800X2 comes with a quite crappy heatsink--aluminum, also they arent making any more X2s with 512x2cache and I hear they are going to make an X24000, which will be a 3800 with 2x the L2 cache
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post #18 of 20
Opteron cause of the extra cache.
Not bad at all...
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Not bad at all...
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post #19 of 20
I believe its the same process: removing the IHS
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post #20 of 20
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well then ill just order the 170 and chop the lid off
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