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Well I am going to build a super rig in about a week, so I need to figure out which CPU to get. The CPU I am going to get will be temporary because as soon as the Penryn comes out, I'm going to get one. I'm trying to determine which one of these two Allendales to get.

I plan on lapping the IHS and the HSF of the Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme, while combining it with 9xSilenX Fans. So is the $20 difference worth paying for if I overclock the CPU?

And the rig in my sig is the one that I will be building soon.
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well, either would be good, but i would say try the 4400 it has a higher multi., the 4300 does very well imo, but not sure about the newer ones.
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Would overclocking result in equal speeds? I know when it is the E6600 vs E6700, they both result in same speeds after they are overclocked.
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post #4 of 20
just get e4300 cuz its cheaper. they will overclock to about the same.
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How about AMD might not be a bad solution since you plan a 'super rig'

The new quad cores do seem promising, and in a 4x4... looks hot to me
    
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E4400 will get higher because of the multiplier, hence lots of people bought the E6400 instead of E4300.
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Anyone have any other opinions? I'm about to order my rig and don't want to have any doubts.
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I meant a lot of people bought the E6400 instead of the E6300. With 10x multiplier, you only need to have FSB at 300fsb to achieve 3.00Ghz.
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I meant a lot of people bought the E6400 instead of the E6300. With 10x multiplier, you only need to have FSB at 300fsb to achieve 3.00Ghz.
Lol I'm asking between a E4300 vs E4400. I don't really want to buy a Conroe because I'm getting a Penryn as soon as it comes out. The E4300 or E4400 will be a temporary CPU.
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well they are basically the same cpu just with different multi's so they will perform exactly the same at the same speeds, it doesnt really matter which one you get unless you want the 10 multi, the higher multi can potentially help you oc higher but isnt allways the case,

personally i would try the 4400 only because i havnt tried one yet and am wondering if they perform similer to the 4300 or if you can get higher oc's out of them

either way your getting close to the same thing
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