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The Intel Core 2 Duo 6600 or 6700 out of the 775 socket processors? This Christmas I am upgrading to a better processor because yes "My AMD 4200 Dual Core processor has fallen way behind in some of the new games coming out and I feel that my X1900 Crossfire Edition single graphics card is waiting to show what it truely can do in ultra performance and gameplay. I am planning on doing this upgrade on a budget of around $500-$650 max with a new motherboard(has to be crossfire ready because I truely am an ATI fan) and ram(good and fast ram). I have already ruled out the 6800 Core 2 Duo extreme because for one I am in college and I really don't have that kind of money to spend on a new processor and alot of this funding will come from Christmas cash . Also, the more I think about it, do you all recommend getting crossfire ready or does it even matter with good ram and a good overclocked processor? Thanks
    
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post #2 of 4
I say get the 6600. Overclocks very well and is cheaper. The only advantage of the 6700 is that it has a higher multi for futher overclocking. Your budget though is 500-600 so I think you should get a 6600, motherboard, and aftermarket cooler for your cpu.

What is your monitor resolution right now?
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I agree, and a lower multi is better so that you can get a highr FSB inceasing RAM speed.
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I am able to run at 1440x900 resolution with any resolution below 1920x1080 even though my monitor says I can run at that resolution at 75MHz monitor refresh speed. How do you like your setup and how fast are you overclocked? I know that an overclocked processor is going to run every game for the next decade, maybe, but I don't want to overkill to much because of the budget that I am on, as does everyone else. I also want to save up for the new DX10 cards coming out next year .
    
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Q6600 SLACR L746B116 OC@3.6GHz EVGA 780i SLI P08 BIOS SLI EVGA 8800GTS G92's @ 775MHz/1944MHz/1936MHz 8 GIG OCZ Reaper 1066MHz @ 950MHz 
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