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I have just corrently sold my current setup without the 7600GT for $500CND and I have had a ***** of a time trying to sell it so i'm gonna get rid of it now while I can because I have been planning to build this summer for quite a while.

Since we know that intel has price drops on July 22nd, i was planning to wait till then because I am highly interested in going quad-core and the $266 on the Q6600 is very attractive. I don't think I want to go two months without a pc so I am already starting to gather up some parts so I can build it soon. I want a C2D to kind of pass-the-time until these price drops come or maybe we will have more penryn details by then and want to wait till the new 45nm quad-cores come.

What CD2 would you guys suggest? Its obviously just going to be a substitute and I will probably use it on other builds later on because I have two friends that want me to build them desktops before the end of the summer so I wouldn't really be at lost with it if I chose to switch to the Q6600 come July 22nd. Lately, I have been reading a lot on the 4300 but it seems to be crapping out on a lot of people, high stock temps and convex IHS, I want to overclock and don't really want to deal with a cruddy processor. I'd go up to the price of the E6600, but if that's unnecessary, i'd like to know.

I have included a list of parts I want to use with it, so any advice on those as well would be greatly appreciated.

CPU: C2D ?? need help ??
Motherboard: Gigabyte P35-DS3R (its supposed to come June 4th, and I really want a P35 board that performs well and is cheap)
PSU: Seasonic S12 ENERGY+ 650W (supposed to be good, and cheap on electricity bill, I am a cheap college student, I need stuff like this)
RAM: OCZ Platinum XTC REV.2 PC2-6400, Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X-6400C4, or Buffalo Firestix FSX800D2C (all 2gb, suggestions?)
Video Card: Probably the EVGA 8800GTS 640mb $395CND on NCIX (just can't afford the GTX)
DVD: some rando DVD burner, whatever is 30 bucks at the time
Case: Antec P182 Black (something I have made my mind about)
Cooling: Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme, S-Flex 63CFM fan, AS5 (already on its way)

again, thank you for your help in advance
    
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post #2 of 8
Not sure of the likelyhood that those "passing the time" with current C2D's will ACTUALLY upgrade when the prices drop.

I'd get the best I could afford right now (E6600 in your case, it seems) and be satisfied with that. Everything you've listed is pretty standard at the moment for a mid-high or high-end rig.

I mean, how much would you get selling your E6600 when the prices drop? It'd be a waste of money to actually buy something just to tide y'over til those prices come down. Even if your peoples want ya to build one, won't they want a new one that you have'nt played with? In the event that you talk 'em into it... wouldn't you only feel right if you sold it less-than the newer ones?

That might just be me.
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if i got something like an E6600, i could get away with selling it for about 100 to my friends, which still isn't a bad deal, i'd be losing about 120 if i went for the Q but its better than paying the $650CND right now. And the things is, i could keep it a few months longer if more penryn details come at that time.
    
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post #4 of 8
My vote would be to build for the longterm. Most cases, people won't upgrade like they plan too because of funds not being in the right place. So, build what you can now.

E6600 and everything else ya said should be a go-go.
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ram-wise, what would you suggest? the firestix or so cheap, like 110CND, almos tos cheap i don;t trust them, is it good ram?
    
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post #6 of 8
I've become a G.Skill fanboy, but I suppose the Firestix aren't getting bad reviews.

Depends on what you want out of them, as well. Even the newer HZ's are OCing to 1200 with the right board. Take a look at CD's thread.

I'd say HZ's, as they're probably just as cheap if not cheaper than the Firestix (at least here in the US) and they're great. I got all four of my stix running at 1000 without a hitch. DDD
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post #7 of 8
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i;ve had bad luck finding a good HZ price in canada, that's why i'm resorting to these three
    
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post #8 of 8
Well, me no expert on it. If it's between those three I'd go Corsair, OCZ, Firestix. That order.
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