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According to Chozart, the Infinity isn't that great and IMO should probably be avoided

If the P5B Deluxe clocks well with the E6400, and it does, it will also clock well with the E6600
    
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ASUS P5B Deluxe Socket T $183
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131045

The G.Skill do have D9's but you can find them in cheaper sticks

You should only get the 680i if you plan on using SLI later on
I agree with that board

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Originally Posted by Zytek_Fan View Post
Is it true that E6600's overclock better with 975X and E6400's overclock better with P965?
Negative, it depends on the board and in some cases the stepping of the CPU chip and your memory (always).

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According to Chozart, the Infinity isn't that great and IMO should probably be avoided

If the P5B Deluxe clocks well with the E6400, and it does, it will also clock well with the E6600
Yep DFI's new boards haven't been that good.
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Is there a noticeable difference between the E6400 and E6600?
    
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Originally Posted by Zytek_Fan View Post
Is there a noticeable difference between the E6400 and E6600?
2MB vs 4MB L2 Cache

I've read a few reviews and they say for the price difference of the two its better just to get an E6300/E6400 unless you're worried about your multipliers.

E6300 7x265.71MHz = 1.83GHz
E6400 8x266.25MHz = 2.13
E6600 9x266.66MHz = 2.4GHz
E6700 10x266.00MHz= 2.66GHz

Although the FSB is all 266 the higher your multi, the lower you have to keep your FSB to get the same speeds as an E6600 or lower.

Understand?

So basically the more money you spend the easier it will be to overclock, but I say get an E6400.

You may want to read this also:

http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/914/
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Yeah I'll go with an E6400. The money I save over an E6600 can go to a better GPU.
    
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Yeah I'll go with an E6400. The money I save over an E6600 can go to a better GPU.
Exactly.
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post #19 of 21
For an Intel system, no other brand is better than ASUS. They always excel over any other brand. Right now the GIGABYTE is right on ASUS tail but I'm sure they won't come any closer.

MSI & DFI are at the bottom of the barrel, I'd take a Foxconn or Biostar before I take any of those two.

Except I haven't change brands since 2001.......5 long years and still with ASUS.
post #20 of 21
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Yeah I'll go with an E6400. The money I save over an E6600 can go to a better GPU.
I have a 6600 and I agree with you. Memory is a concern too--I'm positive it's bandwidth that's holding me back right now.

Basically, my OCed CPU is faster than it needs to be, relative to a 7900 gs and 5-5-5-15 Corsair 6400U.
    
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