Originally Posted by kazakia
1. instead of the Q6600 and the E6750 get the new E8400 penryn, cheaper better performance and OC'ing beast
2.Do not get 3GB ram just get 2 GB cause 3Gb of RAM cannot run in dual channel which will lower your performance. Most people do not ever use up thier 2GB unless in some crazy RAM intensive games.
There are many people running 3 gigs in dual channel so the #2 above is totally incorrect. IMO tho you might as get 4 gigs with the prices of ddr2 being so low right now. 32bit OS's will only see 3-3.5gigs but if ever switching to a 64bit OS it will see all 4gigs. Even with a 32bit OS I see a noticable difference in load times, initial smoothness of games after loading with greater than 2 gigs of ram.
Q6600's with the right mobo's and cooling have been proven to be excellent OCers, stable and durable.