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Here's something else to think about. The E6600 may perform TWICE as well as the 3600+ in overclocking situations. But the E6600 also costs nearly 5 times more than the 3600+. Not only that, but to get decent overclocking options, you have to shell out twice the money for an Intel mobo as you do for an AMD mobo. If you have $500 to spend on a processor/mobo combination, then sure, the E6600 is your best bang for buck. But if you want to spend less than half of that and have a great option, the 3600+ is definitely your best bang for buck.
Actually, the E6600 doubles the 3600's performance WITHOUT overclocking. That was my point. And it doesn't cost 5 times as much. I just checked four e-tailers, and the average price I got for the 3600 was $128. I just bought an E6600 this week from Digiconcepts for $223. That's less than double the price for double the performance in stock situations. Then once you overclock, the E6600 gives roughly 4 times the performance.

One thing I agree with you about is if <$130 is your budget, then you probably can't do much better than the 3600 (maybe the 4200?). Also, if you're building a workstation and not a gaming rig, I might still recommend the 3600 for the money. However, if you're building a gaming rig and trying to get the most performance AND future proofness (not a word?) for the least money then the E6600 is the best thing going in my opinion.
    
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So where did I mention the 3600+ in my discussion? I was talking about the E4300. It is a much more powerful processor than the 3600 especially when overclocked.
Lol, I thought you were trumpeting the previous guys (right before my initial post) enthusiasm for the 3600. I was thinking you were off your rocker. I missed the E4300 completely. Hilarious!
    
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And it doesn't cost 5 times as much. I just checked four e-tailers, and the average price I got for the 3600 was $128.
Where are you getting those prices... the 3600+ costs $63 from newegg. Its launch price was like $105 several months ago. So if you buy from newegg, who generally has the best prices on everything... the E6600 costs four times as much, while only being twice as fast. Even with the E6600 OC'ed I still wager the 3600+ is more bang for the buck.

E6600 $222.90:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115003

3600+ $63.50

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103046
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I'm still surprised that the 6420 didn't make the list...

A 1.1GHz OC out of the box on lower than stock voltages should say something about this chip.
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how are things going to look bang for buck after the july 22nd price drop?
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how are things going to look bang for buck after the july 22nd price drop?
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