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post #22 of 27
E8400.... nuff said

most E5200/E5300 overclock well under good cooling as well
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post #23 of 27
Water cooling on ANY dual-core chip is a complete waste of time and money if you're not overclocking, imo. Even the stock Intel/AMD heatsinks can completely handle it. My suggestion is to get an Athlon II X3 for sub-$80 and unlock it to quad. If it fails, it fails (unlikely), but you'll still have a tri-core CPU for cheap. Water cooling might almost be justifiable with a stock AMD quad.
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post #24 of 27
E6600 is a good chip. I had mine up to 3.5Ghz with only 1.33vcore. If I had a better cooler, I bet I could have got 3.8 or so on air with it. I'd rather keep mine for a rainy day or backup though. You could probably find one in your range though.

I'm sure those E8XXX chips are sweet too.
    
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post #25 of 27
E8400 for dual, Q6600 for quad.
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post #26 of 27
E8400 or E8600, nothing else.

Water cooling honestly would be a waste, assuming you get a good chip. The one in the link below in my sig (w/ 750i) only starts to overpower the single-fan Mugen 2 at 4.4/4.5. And by "overpower" I mean break 70C on a stress test. The one below at 4.0 is on a Zalman CNPS7500 and it stayed cool.

Those chips are remarkably cool when you get a low-Vcore clocker.

I picked both of mine off ebay by reading the batch codes and talking to the seller.
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post #27 of 27
E5200 wolfdale on air right now i have it @ 3.7 stable with a 25$ air cooer, slim silence by gelid
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