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$250 to spend, what CPU will yield the highest OC?

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I have $250ish to spend on a new CPU and want one that I'll be able to OC to the max to justify my nice water setup. Any suggestions?
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e8500
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If your looking for a quad, maybe a Q6700 for $279.99. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115027
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e8500
I heard the 45nm dual's reach their voltage limit well before there temp limit. I don't want voltage to hold me back.
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To justify WC...

I would go with the Q6700
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If your looking for a quad, maybe a Q6700 for $279.99. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115027
I'm considering picking up an OEM Q6700 for $260.
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but dont u have a Q6600 already???
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but dont u have a Q6600 already???
Different rigs.
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Different rigs.

lucky...
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Q6700 really, higher multiplier, 65nm is a lot more resistant to higher voltage than the 45nm architecture.
    
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