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Yeah I'm trying to spend as little money as possible though
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I hear you.

Still, you're going for 3.5 GHz minimum and that's not easy. I assume it's going to be on air?
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Yes, Air. It's just luck with those e2xxx chips lionskingdom's is at 3.7 ghz, what do you fella's think of the e4300?
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let me throw the quad out there. I don't know what you mean by cheap. The Q6600 is down to $200. You can bet on at least 3.2 with the G0 SLACR. I have mine at 3.55Ghz right now and its pushing it. With a duel core your going to spend at least $125 if you get the core 2 series (E4500 and up)

One other thing, a quad is not future proof but if your doing anything processor extensive (video, music, folding, ect.) you will find a use for the quad
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the quad has been at the back of my mind, but I was hoping I could get a cheap dual core chip overclock like mad, get one of Intel's Uber processors being released at the end of the year.
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post #16 of 16
Well, I have an E4500 that did about 3.2 on air, but beyond that you're really pushing it.

You also have to take in other factors. For example, the e2*** series chips vs. a used E6*** chip on a clock per clock basis.
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