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Basically I want to know what the best Core 2 Duo to overclock for the price..

I have heard great things about the e6300 and e6600 but are any others better..

I am only asking as when I get my new PC I will have a watercooling setup (£200's, $400, worth) and want the best processor to overclock that is below the price of £150 ($300).

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Depends on the budget and needs i would say Q6600 or E6850. But e6600 and e6700 wouldn't be a bad choice either after the price cut after a few days.
    
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Those two are both really good choices, the E6420 is another really good overclocker.

It all depends on your budget, almost all Core 2 Duo chips are generally good if not great overclockers.
    
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E6420 or Q6600
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E6420 or E6600
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Originally Posted by Choggs396 View Post
Those two are both really good choices, the E6420 is another really good overclocker.

It all depends on your budget, almost all Core 2 Duo chips are generally good if not great overclockers.
Nuff said.
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Q6600 is out of his budget guys.

If you get a decent week, the E6300 can reach 3.4 - 3.6

I have seen E6420's reach 3.4

E6600 can reach 3.3 - 4.0

And your chances of hitting them are high considering your are going WC

I would get the E6600, but keep a look out for a decent week
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post #8 of 13
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Thanks for replying everyone!

I will probably get the E6600 and try to get at least 3.6.

And why are people saying the Q6600 is a great overclocker? I've heard it's nowhere near as good as others in the Core 2 Duo lineup.
    
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post #9 of 13
It's not as good of an overclocker, but at £175 its a great value quad core and imo the best buy of the range when the price drops to £150
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Thanks for replying everyone!

I will probably get the E6600 and try to get at least 3.6.

And why are people saying the Q6600 is a great overclocker? I've heard it's nowhere near as good as others in the Core 2 Duo lineup.
There is a new stepping that is going to be shipped, named the 'GO' stepping.

And it has proving to be an amazing OC'er
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