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Time for a new CPU looking for advice on good OC'ers

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Well the old single core venice 3500+ is getting pretty tired and with my incessant multitasking I have always made single core chips struggle so now it's time to go with a dual core chip. It's been just over a year since I setup my rig and I'm ready to move up but I have been away long enough I don't know the in's and out's of the new cores/chips so I'm looking for some advice.

 

I do have some requirements:

1. Budget of $300

2. Must be 989

 

The rest of my rig should still be in my sig with the exception of a new 1.6tb raid setup to be installed with the new CPU.

 

Thanks ni advance!

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opetron 165 all the way

 

got mine @ 3.0Ghz for fun and running 2.8Ghz at 1.28V (stock 1.3) for everyday use

 

best bang for the buck/deal ive buy so far

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Opteron Multi

 

165 = 1.8 (9x)

170 = 2.0 (10x)

175 = 2.2 (11x)

180 = 2.4 (12x)

 

I would go with the 165 from newegg, the steppings have been good as of late. If you do serious multi tasking 2GB would also "feel" faster.

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Well I guess that settles it. Opteron 165 it is and for 1/2 the price I was planning on spending ;)

 

Thansk for the advice guys. I'm sure I'll be back with questions and some results once I get it in the mail :)

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before you do anything else, I advise you to fix that ridiculously long sig...compact it into something more decent please.

 

oh, and you got about 30 minutes to stop breaking my other rule about locations...so I advise you to quickly go back and read the rules you agreed to before being allowed to post here in this forum...

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Got an Opteron 170 CCBBE 0615 for $189 a few days ago from NewEgg. Haven't started testing it yet, but I think the stepping looks good, and with some DDR500 RAM I hope to get it running fast.

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