I'm a long time builder of my own systems, but i'm relatively new to the overclocking scene. I've recently heard that opterons can be overclocked really easily and will exceed even FX-57 performance for really cheap. Being the tightwad that i am, I figured i'd look into this.
Is there a downside to the opteron chips in a gaming rig? And what one would be the best bang for the buck(read: $200ish)? the 148?
i've got a opty 170 and it is overclocked to 2.6 stock voltage stable it would probably go to 2.8 or 3 but i've not had the time to really play with it i've owned it for about a month i would highly reccomend it