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post #11 of 26
that anti static strap is kick ass! have the same one.
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Any mobo reccomendations for the e6600, if I oveclock at all I doubt I would stop at 2.5. I'd prob find a reasonable upper limit, stess test till the end of time & then back down a bit to make sure it was super stable. The last two engineering computers bought here recently were Dell's with 6300's in them, not bad, but I know I could make one to runs circles around those, I would lose all credibility in this effort if I built an unstable rig, so any overclock would have to be super stable.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128050

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i'll vouch for the 6000, i have one and it kicks ass.
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i'll vouch for the 6000, i have one and it kicks ass.
But it's effortless to overclock a E6600!! Not to mention it doesn't need any overclocking to perform at the same level.
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But it's effortless to overclock a E6600!! Not to mention it doesn't need any overclocking to perform at the same level.
Why bother..?

I mean truely why bust in here and brag about why Intel clocks better with less effort and how much better it is at certain things...

The poster already has a AMD cpu and has made up his mind to buy it...why try to change his mind...just isnt going to work...

We all know C2D maybe better at certain things but WE all still choose to buy AMD because it fits our needs...

No sence in posting about C2D in every AMD thread...if we wanted a C2D we'd be posting in the Intel threads...but we arent are we...?
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Erm, he asked for advice - and his advice was the a C2D is cheaper and faster - i fail to see your problem?

I'd get a E6600 - or a Q6600 if your app is multi-threaded
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Erm, he asked for advice - and his advice was the a C2D is cheaper and faster - i fail to see your problem?

I'd get a E6600 - or a Q6600 if your app is multi-threaded
At stocks speeds, the E6600 is not faster than a 6000+.
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Save some extra cash, then in a month or so, when the Q66's become $266, get one of them. CAD will run like a breeze.
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Why bother..?

I mean truely why bust in here and brag about why Intel clocks better with less effort and how much better it is at certain things...

The poster already has a AMD cpu and has made up his mind to buy it...why try to change his mind...just isnt going to work...

We all know C2D maybe better at certain things but WE all still choose to buy AMD because it fits our needs...

No sence in posting about C2D in every AMD thread...if we wanted a C2D we'd be posting in the Intel threads...but we arent are we...?
For the same performance, E6600 is a bit cheaper, not to mention you can actually get some up-to-date chipsets for a C2D. I would choose AMD if and only if he already has the motherboard. In this case it's a whole new build and Intel stands out to be superior for the money.

Mentioning C2D in these threads is a common sense, we're trying to get him the best stuffs for his money. I would approve things like upgrading from a 3500+ to an Opteron 165 (which I did with my old build), but there isn't a point to go for the inferior in the case of a new build. Then of course nothing beats a X2 3600+ build if he's on a budget, but we're talking about a X2 6000+ priced over a E6600 here. If this thread was in the Intel forum last year, then you're basically telling him to get a 3.6Ghz Pentium D over a 2.4Ghz X2.

Performance > brand loyalty, always.

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At stocks speeds, the E6600 is not faster than a 6000+.
Not faster, but the same. Runs a bit cooler though when both are at stock.
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For a motherboard, I would recommend the ASUS P5K. It has the newest intel chipset, P35, and is supposed to be an overclocking monster. Some guy on XS hit over 600 FSB with it, which is very good.
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