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The chance is good for 10x Q6700 to OC higher but not a promise thou. It still comes down to how you justify that extra $60 for that extra 2/300MHz. Most importantly, cooling, vid, and the combination of cpu, board and ram are the key. To me, I would go for Q6700 if the price difference isn't buge.
I agree with that too. I'm enjoying my Q6700 but I just wanted to temper some of the high expectations that were being set for it based sheerly on the 10x multi. There's a lot more at work besides the multi!!

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If you have a good mobo and a watercooling setup, you should go for the q6700 due to the fact you will run into a fsb wall or volt. issue before a temperature issue. The 10x multi really shines when you have a good cooling solution. otherwise, you should go for the q6600 on air. With a TRUE, you should be able to hit 3.2 with no problem, and 3.4-3.6 if youre lucky.
You can hit 3.6 without a TRUE... dont get sucked in
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You can hit 3.6 without a TRUE... dont get sucked in
I was planning to use the OCZ Vendetta 2 or the Xig that you have. Is it okay to use the fan that came with it, or should I buy a new one. If so, what should I get?
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The fan on the OCZ will do fine. The XIG one is rather weak. Either way I would suggest a 100+cfm 38mm fan for higher static pressure and better results on both heatsinks.
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Their identical except for the 10x multi on the 6700.

So is a 10x multi worth it over a 9x, especially when its $50 more? For me, that extra 400Mhz is really, really nice.
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All depends on the particular chip and how lucky you are!
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If you have a good mobo and a watercooling setup, you should go for the q6700 due to the fact you will run into a fsb wall or volt. issue before a temperature issue. The 10x multi really shines when you have a good cooling solution. otherwise, you should go for the q6600 on air. With a TRUE, you should be able to hit 3.2 with no problem, and 3.4-3.6 if youre lucky.
Listen to this guy, he is spot on.

I am at a complete wall at 3.4 ghz, 1.55 volts doesn't budge it, so I am stuck at 1.48 volts 3.4 ghz, a full 25 degree's (thats celcius) below my thermal spec (85)
    
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