Originally posted by rockeyman2
Yes. I am talking about the 3800+ Dual Core. What is the difference between that and the opteron?
How would I overclock this system to a safe level?
Thanks Green Radience. That looks great. I will not need the larger drive. I already have a 160Gig. Should I go for that fast 36Gig for gaming? Would it make that much of a difference in performance?
Also, would the 400W PS in this case be adequate?
Thank you for all your advice!
The 36GB Raptor will load stuff that is installed on it superfast. That means that if you install Windows on the Raptor, then your PC will boot up really fast. Same with games. Games that are installed on the Hard Drive will load their maps and stuff very fast. Since you don't need the 250GB HDD, and since I forgot a PSU, here's a good one;
Antec Truepower 2.0 550W
The Opteron 165 is a 1.8GHz Dual Core processor, so at stock speeds, its slower than the X2 3800+. But the Opteron 165 is guaranteed (as much as one can guarantee a overclock) to overclock to atleast 2.6GHz, so you get a FX-60 for $326...The Athlon 64s and Socket 939 Opterons are the exact same processors, except that the Opterons are stressed better to ensure better stablility in operation, and they are binned, thus they overclock better.
PM me if you need overclocking guides.