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    Opteron 170 or AMD 2x 4600+

    Any idea which one is the better deal.

    Both are in stock at Scan or Overclockers (yes I know ) but I think this is my last chance of upgrading this box without having to replace the CPU and the memory/ motherboard at the same time.

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    If you have good stable mobo that can do 270-300 then I'd get 170 if I were you, if not I 'll just get 4600+ instead. I believe both cpu overclock around the same so cheaper the better!

    .....you're going to overclock it right?

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    I'd get the 170 from Scan (works out cheaper with the Hexus free postage).

    //edit: no... it works out cheaper even when comparing to the OcUK price ex. VAT. It works out cheaper by over £25 when I read correctly.... no contest.

    If I didn't have my bike in for a pretty major service right now, I'd be buying one of those for my work machine.
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    Isn't the 165 the same as the 170 with a different clock, not that that means anything if your overclocking it.
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    Essentially. The 170 has a high multiplier, so in theory overclocking it will be easier (assuming your motherboard is the limiting factor, rather than the CPU).

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    If you have a good clocking board go for the 170, otherwise stick with the 4600+ the final clocks on both will be about the same. It'll just be easier to attain with the 4600+

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