One Cold North Dakotan
It overclocks to 4.1 ghz EASY on air, just a cheap $20 cooler.i am running the 955 black edition and this thing absolutely smokes. intel be damned. i wonder why the advertised clock speed is so low on that 6 core. i thought about building my latest pc with a 6 core opteron, but i went for the 4 core. now this thing looks like it has potential but i think they need to show me a 4ghz 6 core, its the right thing to do at that price in this market.
I hear ya. I jumped through the hoops to get it at $105. It was $199 at Tiger Direct, but had a $50 mail in rebate, got $25 in Bing Cashback, and then $20 for using ebillme. :thumbupToo bad, NewEggs is $100 more. I'd have gotten it for the $105. I've been looking at building a new system and wanted to upgrade. Even $209 isn't bad for a 6core but I need to build as cheaply as possible.
Wow didnt know they were coming out with the 6 cores so soon. I like AMD. Intel is just so expensive. Just built my new rig with a 2.8ghz 720 X3 black edition and have it running at X4 @ 3.4ghz this thing fly's. Handles all the new games without problem and it was a budget build.