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I am planning on buying the Q6600 if it drops to $266 on july 22nd, but I am wondering how much it can be overclocked before I wait that long until I buy it. Also, I have been reading about the price cut and alot of sources say it is just a rumor, so is there a confirmation that it will happen?
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How much can it be overclocked by? That depends on what type of cooling and also now it's fact that the P35 chipset is the best for a Quad-Core processor in terms of overclocking.

And yes, it's also a fact that the price drops will occur.
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A usual Overclock I see people do is up to 3GHz and I have seen some that reached 3.2GHz.
    
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So it's going from $500 to $266? That is one heck of a price drop. You sure about that?
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So it's going from $500 to $266? That is one heck of a price drop. You sure about that?
This is official and well known. Intel said clearly that on 22 July will drop the price that much.
    
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I could not find an official statement by Intel, could you show me one? I only found articles saying that it was still a rumor.

I would be cooling my system by air unless there is an easily setup water cooling system, being that I have never tried water before.
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