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I noticed the E6550's coming out soon. I will be building a new rig very soon and am wondering which you think is the best.

Take note that the E6550 will be £117, whereas the E6600'll be £150.

So how will the E6550 overclock? That's the real question
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I doubt it will overclock bad compared to the e6600, but no one can tell you for sure until some reviews come out
    
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I noticed the E6550's coming out soon. I will be building a new rig very soon and am wondering which you think is the best.

Take note that the E6550 will be £117, whereas the E6600'll be £150.

So how will the E6550 overclock? That's the real question
i would get the E6550, its cheaper and i presume it will probably overclock pretty much as well as the E6600 - maybe wait for some reviews though, like overcrash said
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I noticed the E6550's coming out soon. I will be building a new rig very soon and am wondering which you think is the best.

Take note that the E6550 will be £117, whereas the E6600'll be £150.

So how will the E6550 overclock? That's the real question
From what I can see (see here) the E6550 will have a higher Bus speed than the E6600 does (1333MHz Vs the E6600's 1066MHz), so you'll probably need faster (and therefore more expensive) RAM to clock it as high as an E6600 can go. If that's not a problem though, you may as well give it a shot if it's cheaper. My feeling is that you probably spend the difference in cash on better RAM if you get the E6550, so maybe there won't be any saving to be had?

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I'm planning on using HK's or HZ's with it Does that help?
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It's all relative, any good ram will definitely help, but also cooling, Motherboard, chipset are important factors.
    
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post #7 of 8
All depends on which motherboard you'll use to overclock the Core 2 Duo processor, that's how well it should overclock, or not.

If you're looking into replacing your current E6600? There's no point in getting an E6550. FSB wise there isn't any difference, and once overclocked if the clock speeds remain the same? Then there's no use to replace.

It'd be a different case scenario "if" you had anything less an E6600 or a C2D w/2MB L2.
post #8 of 8
you already have an E6600, so now get a Q6600. would be a much better investment.
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