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Old 12-20-2006, 09:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am working on my newest build and i was thinking of going with the Opty 165. I have heard some good things about it and know alot of the OCers around here have them. But i was wondering, are they any good at gaming? My rig will have a 7900GT and i dont want my cpu to hold me back.
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I would assume it's good for gaming, because why would alot of people get it just to overclock it?
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just like any other dual core. 2 1mb l2 cache and an awsome overclocker for s939.

Ya it is good for gaming.
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thanks then i will get one.
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I've said it before, and I'll say it again:

There is no reason to buy/build an AMD system right now unless you're just another AMD fanboy who wants to pay more for slower performance.
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im going amd for a few reasons. first i dont have the money in my budget for new ram so i have to go s939. second conroes dont go for $155 and my cpu budget is $160. i am using the 1.5gbs of ddr from my previous build until i can afford more memory.
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im going amd for a few reasons. first i dont have the money in my budget for new ram so i have to go s939. second conroes dont go for $155 and my cpu budget is $160. i am using the 1.5gbs of ddr from my previous build until i can afford more memory.
Too bad you dont live around a Fry's electronics.

I've seen a E6300 with mobo combo for $169. It was an ECS mobo, but so what.

With that budget why consider upgrading, what are you upgrading from?

You can get an AMD 64 4000+ for like under 89 bucks now.
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Just dont listen to the general when he goes all anti-AMD, because when the tables turn he will be booing intel.
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^LOL^

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Originally posted by zmatt
im going amd for a few reasons. first i dont have the money in my budget for new ram so i have to go s939. second conroes dont go for $155 and my cpu budget is $160. i am using the 1.5gbs of ddr from my previous build until i can afford more memory.
hey general, i guess there IS a reason to go amd..wow
actually, i think this counts as two..

from what i have read, and i've read a lot, the 165 is a fantastic overclocker.
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p.s. what your rig does at 115 fps...mine does at 95...and it looks, um...the same

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