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Old 09-24-2007, 02:56 PM   #1
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Default AMD 3800+, 4200+, or Opteron 165??

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...

Opteron 165
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103588

X2 3800+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103052

X2 4200+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103053


EDIT: I found a HSF that is cheap and reliable it appears. Thoughts?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835185125
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Old 09-24-2007, 03:07 PM   #2
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Default Re: AMD 3800+, 4200+, or Opteron 165??

Why not buy an AM2 processor?

Out of those though, definitely the 4200+. Get this heatsink/fan for $20, and you should be able to OC it to around 2.6 GHz, the level of the 5200+. It's still cheaper than the Opteron.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835185125
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Old 09-24-2007, 03:21 PM   #3
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Default Re: AMD 3800+, 4200+, or Opteron 165??

because I don't own an AM2 platform...
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Old 09-24-2007, 03:32 PM   #4
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Default Re: AMD 3800+, 4200+, or Opteron 165??

Well i went ahead and ordered the X2 4200+ and that HSF. So we'll see. Not bad for $95
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