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    Just ordered my Opty 170..*Crosses fingers*

    Well i just finished ordering my Opty 170 from TigerDirect.com and hoping its a good stepping or not damaged..they had it in stock for pretty cheap ($465 Shipped) Retail HSF so i decided not to wait and ordered it..hopefully i dont run into any problems with my DFi Expert and 7800GTX iv been reading about around here :X Ill let you know what stepping i wind up with

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    FYI, I just ordered a 175 from Newegg That was $475 OEM. If the heatsink is worth it for you, go ahead, but you might want to look into getting a better OEM processor for the same price...
    Opteron 175
    DFI Lanparty UT NF4 Ultra-D
    2x1gb G.Skill PC4000
    eVGA 7800GTX
    Storm G4/Laing D5/Fusion HL/2-302 with 2 120mm Sanyo Denkis/Tygon R-3603
    Xaser III V1000D
    Antec EPS12v 550w TruPower
    X-Fi Xtrememusic
    Logitech Z-5500's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Achilles17
    FYI, I just ordered a 175 from Newegg That was $475 OEM. If the heatsink is worth it for you, go ahead, but you might want to look into getting a better OEM processor for the same price...
    Iv read alot of stuff about the OEM being refurbished or damaged and/or having bad steppings so i opted for the Retail HSF..it happened to one of my friends and for that much money id rather not risk it..plus i can always sell whatever i dont need on eBay and the 170 and 175 are practically the same CPU

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    hmmm...maybe I should cancel my order and get the retail?
    Opteron 175
    DFI Lanparty UT NF4 Ultra-D
    2x1gb G.Skill PC4000
    eVGA 7800GTX
    Storm G4/Laing D5/Fusion HL/2-302 with 2 120mm Sanyo Denkis/Tygon R-3603
    Xaser III V1000D
    Antec EPS12v 550w TruPower
    X-Fi Xtrememusic
    Logitech Z-5500's

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    If you say the 170 and 175 are the same CPU, that can apply to the 165 and 170 being the same. The 170 and 175 are 200mhz apart, and if you go for the 175, you have a higher chance of getting the better steppings due to the fact that it's more expensive then the 170, thus making it less ordered. I doubt the OEM should have too much of a difference from the Retails. The only benefits of a retail would probably be a better stepping because less people pick retails.

    I'm planning to get the 175 OEM off Monarch.
    Antec P182 w/ 3 Yate Loon D1SL-12
    Intel DG965WH Motherboard
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
    G.Skill 4x2GB DDR2 PC6400 4-4-4-12
    WD Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB
    OCZ Vertex2 60GB SSD
    eVGA 8800GTS 512MB
    Asus DRW-24B1ST
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    [Heatware] <---Or rather lack of heatware

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    Quote Originally Posted by Achilles17
    hmmm...maybe I should cancel my order and get the retail?
    Neweggs has always been good sending out the best products..i wouldnt worry about it til i get it

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    Quote Originally Posted by darksparkz
    If you say the 170 and 175 are the same CPU, that can apply to the 165 and 170 being the same. The 170 and 175 are 200mhz apart, and if you go for the 175, you have a higher chance of getting the better steppings due to the fact that it's more expensive then the 170, thus making it less ordered. I doubt the OEM should have too much of a difference from the Retails. The only benefits of a retail would probably be a better stepping because less people pick retails.

    I'm planning to get the 175 OEM off Monarch.
    Everyone iv read that have gotten the 165's have got GREAT steppings and are able to hit 2.6, 2.7 easy on air

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    That's probably because according to rumors the best batch of 165s has already been released and supplies for the best batch is slowing down. But then that is probably all rumors, I've seen people with other steppings OC just as good too, depends on your luck.
    Antec P182 w/ 3 Yate Loon D1SL-12
    Intel DG965WH Motherboard
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
    G.Skill 4x2GB DDR2 PC6400 4-4-4-12
    WD Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB
    OCZ Vertex2 60GB SSD
    eVGA 8800GTS 512MB
    Asus DRW-24B1ST
    Corsair HX520
    Scythe Ninja w/Panaflo 120mmx38mm FBA12G12M

    [Heatware] <---Or rather lack of heatware

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    Well, i just got it came with my new bindings..its not a great stepping CCBWE 0544XPMW..i think what im gonna do is return it for either credit where ill get another part or a refund and just buy it somewhere else..i know im going to get it somewhere else seeing as how i can get it around $40 cheaper and hope for something better; no problem

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