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post #1 of 11
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what is the best one to go with as far as cost and overclocking ability? I mean I know all of their prices I just want to get the best for my money...
q6600
e6420
e6600
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post #2 of 11
My friend has the Xeon 3060 (same as the E6600) and we got it to 3.6GHz on stock volts.

But if you want to get the best for your money, then the Q6600 is the obvious choice. At lower speeds it is still more powerful than the dual cores and will become important once apps become more multithreaded.
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post #3 of 11
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okay maybe this is a better question... which on the e6600 or the e6550? looks like the e6550 has a higher fsb, but a lower multiplier, also 40 dollars cheaper. is it better, worse or just different?
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post #4 of 11
E6600 doesn't seem to need quite as much voltage as the E6550, according to Newegg's specs.

But I don't know, they both appear pretty comparable. I would go with the E6600, just because I know it seems to do so well for pretty much everyone. I haven't heard a lot about the E6550.
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anyone else have any suggestions? I just got a few last night, maybe get a few more this morning...
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post #6 of 11
I'm not to familar with the 6550s, I know the specs are simular, but definately go for Q6600, I am , plus your future proofing your system for when applications are being designed for quads
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post #7 of 11
None get a quad core. Link
EDIT: sorry wasnt looking at newegg prices. This is still cheaper thent he egg and a good deal.
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post #8 of 11
Nice find MADMAX! too bad that I live in Germany ...

Go with Q6600 G0!
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post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by MADMAX22 View Post
None get a quad core. Link
EDIT: sorry wasnt looking at newegg prices. This is still cheaper thent he egg and a good deal.
how does it overclock? looks like if you are saying go with this it would overclock like crazy, everything you have looks like high end
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post #10 of 11
im going with an E6550. when I overclock it I will post my results. i think im the only person on oc.net who is getting a e6550. lol
    
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