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ok please dont jump to conclusions just because one of these is a core 2 duo and ones a pentium D.

HERE & HERE & HERE

please put in order from best to worst for the price.

example:

CORE E6600

CORE E4300

Pentium D
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I just finished building my new computer and i have an E4300 because it was cheap and highly overclockable. I can run Oblivion on it with no problem.(With an 8800gts of course)
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Either way, go with one of the C2D. The bang part would be the E6600, the buck would be the E4300. Depending one how much bang you want, and how much bucks you have should point in the the right directions. E6600 is great, but depending on your overall setup, the E4300 may do fine.
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most people that buy E6600's have to lower their multis to get 400 FSB. i think an E6320 gives you the most bang for your buck. pick an E6420 if benchmarks mean something to you.
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post #5 of 21
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most people that buy E6600's have to lower their multis to get 400 FSB. i think an E6320 gives you the most bang for your buck. pick an E6420 if benchmarks mean something to you.
I would agree. get the E6320, which has double the L2 Cache of the E6300, on July 23rd, and you will have a great CPU for cheap.
    
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x2 3600+

Oh wait. E4300? But wait for the July 23rd price drop for anything, and maybe reconsider your options.
post #7 of 21
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Originally Posted by MrBungle View Post
most people that buy E6600's have to lower their multis to get 400 FSB.
Not me, 3.6GHz, 24/7. Though Ineed 1.55v vCore to run at this speed. 1.6v for 3.75Ghz.
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Why is the Pentium D in there that would keep up with those at all but if price matters. I want a 6600 bad but with the drops 6320/6420???
    
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post #9 of 21
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how fast would PEntium D need to be to keep up w/ a C2D E4300
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I'm going to be a little Biased - e6420! =o)
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