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    Default The right 939

    I am confused about which socket 939 cpu i should get. I did some research on opertrons and learned these were workstation cpu's similar to xenons from intel. Many people say these are the way to go as far as 939 is concerned. Is this true? I was on newegg and there is so many kinds of opertons i don't know which one to get. I even saw one that said socket 940! I never knew there was a 940 mother board. Basicallly i want a one good for gaming and is not the best but the best value and is very fast. I just want to make the right choice of these cpu's. Recomendations are ecouraged!! PLZE HELP THANKS
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    If you are going to get an Opteron 939, get is soon as they will not be available much longer in retail form. They are excellent CPUs and are monster overclockers. Socket 940 is the workstation CPU socket so avoid those. A 146/148 single core or a 165/170 dual core opteron cannot be beat in performance for the price.
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    For overclocking a socket 939 Opteron is indeed the way to go, but at this point I wouldn't even get a retail one (at least not off a site like Newegg). They're already so expensive that eBay or trading forums (e.g. Anandtech, [H]ardforum) are the best place to get them. That said, you won't be displeased with the overclockability of Athlon 64 3000s or X2 3800s. The 3000 generally gets 40-50% overclocks and the 3800 isn't far behind it. The Opterons just go a little further on less voltage (and a lot further on more voltage, but much past 1.6v and air cooling won't do it).

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    So what do you think the advantages of the opertron's are ,compared to lets say a 939 3500+? Would you guys buy a opertron over a regular 939?
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    For best price vs. performance. No. I'd get a cheap A64 3000, overclock the holy crap out of it, and sit on my money until the new AMD socket comes out.

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    Agreed. Even when buying used, a regular Athlon 64 will almost always provide better bang-for-buck.

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    If you can find a good deal, the 3700+ San Diego is a great overclocker too. I got mine stable @ 2.8GHz and it will bench up to 2.9GHz on good air cooling. Other than that , a 3200+ Venice is kinda better having a 10X divider, but I know a few people with 3000+ Venice CPUs that can clock 2.8GHz+. They are the best bargain priced CPU out, if you can find one.
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    I have a 3700+.

    Honestly, if you're packing enough bills and patience, you should wait for AM2. That socket will live a lot longer than 939 did, thus the potential to upgrade...always there.

    BTW, on that OC'd 2.8, are you using the stock heatsink? O_O

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    My System:
    -AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Manchester Em4 Revision
    -Abit KN8-ULTRA
    -X800GTO2 @ X850XT PE (16 pipelines)
    -1024MB PQI TURBO DDR 400 @ (2x512) Dual Channel
    -450W Heavy Duty Rosewill Powersupply
    -Samsung Syncmaster 940BF>>>NEW
    -Seagate 250GB 16MB cache (perpendicular recording) with NCQ...

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    You're second link just turns up a search. Get this.

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