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post #11 of 23
Just got the E6600 and it is blazing. Benches great.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131029

That'll do AGP, DDR, and Core 2 Duo. Will not overclock at all.
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post #13 of 23
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The motherboards are like 200 a piece :/.
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post #14 of 23
Good price but overclocking these things are what makes them great! I am sitting nice at 3.4 Ghz on the E6600.
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It's like 400 bucks for the CPU, isn't that a bit expensive?
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post #16 of 23
E6300 $216
http://www.directcanada.com/products...ufacture=INTEL

Gigabyte GA-965P-S3 $146
http://www.directcanada.com/products...cture=GIGABYTE

Evga 7600 GT $160
http://www.directcanada.com/products...nufacture=EVGA

Corsair XMS2 1GB $179
http://www.directcanada.com/products...acture=CORSAIR

The RAM won't OC that well, you can go with Team Group but they're priced at $314 and would put the build over your budget
    
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post #17 of 23
Got mine for $312 at Tiger Direct. I used to have the same processor as you and what a difference. I used to love AMD's but these Core2s are sick. It is worth the money if you have it.
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post #18 of 23
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It's like 400 bucks for the CPU, isn't that a bit expensive?
The E6600 is only about $300 and the E6400 and 6300 are even less.
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post #19 of 23
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Sub Total: $698.92

Thanks mate!
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post #20 of 23
I have heard the E6300 and E6400 hold their own even with 2MB cache. Might be something to consider.
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