Originally Posted by TRDCorolla
I don't know about Opterons. I know people are saying that they can OC like hell because they're not locked and all, they're cheap in price compared to the FX, they have big cache, dual core, and all those goodies. Spec-wise, it probably looks good for gaming, but until I see more people jump on the bandwagon on getting Opterons and actually telling me what they think of it or if I can see some hard evidence using Opterons in gaming (benchmarks), I will still be very skeptic about it. All I hear about for gaming from people I know, PC magazines, TechTV, and such are that the Athlons are best for gaming (FX).
Also, is that motherboard even capable of supporting that Opteron CPU? I don't see very many boards available for that type of server CPU unless you go Tyan or something that cost a bundle.
1. The Core that these Opterons run on are just rebadged San Diego Cores, (the core that the FX's run on are also San Diego's) renamed venus with 1mb cache and apparently better silicone.
2. These things overclock like demons, right now the average overclock for a 146 is to like 2.8ghz. And that is on AIR!
3. These are socket 939 Opterons, not 940 and will work in ANY normal socket 939 motherboard. DFI doesnt support them officially though but i know that they work in DFI motherboards because most people who are overclocking are using these boards.
Oh and that 7800gt is the ABSOLUTE cheapest i could find, and if you can find a 7800gtx for $550 i will love you lol.
Do prices on most hardware generally drop after christmas and new year?
and WOOPS i forgot to include a case lol. What is a good black case with a window that is under $100 australian.