Originally Posted by Lord_Hate
by that logic i should get be able to O/C higher cause the E6600 should have a higher multiplier.
i cant seem to justify paying almost twice as much for the E6700
The only difference between the 6600 and the 67000 is the multi on the 6700 is higher. With these chips, people are actually able to (on some boards, P5B with 0711 BIOS is one of them) lower the multi, getting higher FSB overclocks while staying around the same clock speed.
For this reason especially, there really isn't much reason to pay extra for the 6700 as both the 6600 and the 6700 have the 4MB cache.
I went with the 6700 because I did NOT have to pay extra for it, and I wanted to see if I could get to 4Ghz, the 10x multi would help with that. But I never would have payed $600 for the 6700. The 6600 is a good choice.