2 Opterons: Deal or No Deal...
I just returned my Opteron 170 HSF (with not a very great stepping) to Tigerdirect.com because i figured at the end of the day since im going to be WC'ing i would just up-the-ante and turn around and buy the Opteron 175 OEM for the same price. NOW as soon as i returned it, everywhere is out of the 175 or the price is at or above $500. Im thinking "Just buy the 170 OEM, save a wad of cash and put it towards other parts".
Its a Gaming rig, nothing else, and is gonna be Overclocked. Seeing as how you can get the 170 and the 175 OC'ed to about the same thing, is there that much of a OOMPH between the 2 to wait til the 175 comes in OR just go ahead and get the 170. Both being Dual-core, and both still being Opterons.