I'm looking for a CPU. Was wondering what you guys thought. I was trying to decide between a 64 x2 4200 and a 64 4000+. Then I read that the x2 4200 has fairly good overclocking possibilities that might make it worth it. Read further and found that the Opteron 170 with 1MB cache might be a good dual core candidate as well. I'm pretty much a tried and true AMD fan, but am willing to look into Intel as well. Sheesh... I've been out of the scene for two years and everything seems so much different 8O So I'm needing some advice.
Are today's 165's and 170's still having the same performance and still easily overclockable? I heard the 165 is reaching the same speeds as a 170 on air. So should I just go for a 165, or should I be able to get more out of a 170 than a 165?