Opty 146 max of 10x multiplier
148 max of 11x
150 max of 12x etc etc
Many are using the 146 and 148 simply because of the multiplier. You put a 10x with a 300mhz fsb and get 300x10=3.0Ghz. It's easy to count and many just want to hit that magic 3G spot. I know I do. If you can keep it cool enough a 148 or 150 are great too. You can reach 3+Ghz with a lower fsb.
I just need to hit a fsb of 250 to reach 3ghz (12x250) while, like jacksn posted, is using a 11x and 274 fsb. My processor has never gone above 40 with my Zalman 9500. All I'm waiting on is some better ram to push it to 3Ghz+.
You can't always rely on fsb either. Some processors just can't reach that high. If you look around at the steppings and serials you'll find that a lot of Opteron's don't reach massive Ghz, and those that do are using peltier, water cooling, or even phase change.
I'm going to suggest just looking around and keeping your eyes open. Ebay has a lot of 146 and 148's for sale for great prices. Take a look at some oc'ing results too, and which cores and steppings reached it. You're more likely to have better results from similar models.