Originally posted by NeedAcpu
Well back a few weeks ago Newegg was as cheap as ZipZoomFly. Then something happened I think it was because AMD wanted home users to buy the 3800 x2 instead so all the retailers raised there prices but ZipZoomFly didn't.
And yea you should get a new heatsink and fan if you're gonna overclock.
^ What he said.
And yes, the Zalman will greatly benefit you. Opterons get to their high speeds with little voltage, however they run hotter than Athlon 64s, so a new HSF will indeed help. Also, may I suggest getting Arctic Silver 5
thermal compund? Its only $6 and can reduce your temperatures as much as 15*C in some cases, over the course of 2 weeks. Average temperature decrease due to AS5 is around 7-10*C, VERY good for $6.
12 orders for newegg? Lol.