I'm in the market to buy a new Socket 939 Processor. And the X2 3800+, 4200+, and Opteron 165 are the contenders. Here's my problem. The 3800+, 4200+, DO NOT come with a heatsink or solid packaging. it's JUST the CPU for the 3800+ and 4200+. However, they are much cheaper to purchase. The Opteron 165 comes with a HSF and is still decently priced.
I want to overclock whichever CPU I go for. So, taking the fact that the X2 3800+ is $57.99 w/ free 3 day shipping AND a free game (Splinter Cell Double Agent), and the X2 4200+ is $69.99 w/ free 3 day shipping, and the Opteron 165 is $93.99 w/ free 3 day shipping; which is the best choice??
The problem I'm having here is the fear of receiving the 3800+ or 4200+ with a bent pin, but other than that, thats' the only reason I consider the Opteron 165. Here's the links though...
EDIT: I found a HSF that is cheap and reliable it appears. Thoughts?