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I have been pondering over wether to get the athlon 3700 or the opteron 146

Can you guys help me out
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post #2 of 7
I had the same debate when I got mine, well it was between those two and the x2 3800+. And I went with the 3700, and couldn't be happier. If I had to do it over again, I would've done the same. So, the 3700 gets my vote!
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Tough choice. Amd has 1600mhz fsb. Opteron is 939. hmmm...
post #4 of 7
i had the same choice to make aswell, ive gone with the opty in the end though, its just a amazing chip!! GO FOR OPTERON 146!!!
    
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I think that the sandiego will be a better investment, mainly because the newer opterons are topping out rather low (2.8 ish) while the sandiego's are overclocking to 2.8 to 3.0 as an average.
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Were did you buy your opty from ?
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post #7 of 7
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Originally Posted by dhrandy
Tough choice. Amd has 1600mhz fsb. Opteron is 939. hmmm...
They're both socket 939...

I'd go with the Sandy! I've heard they're better clockers.
    
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