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Old 02-19-2007, 11:16 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Hey, Lookin4, thanks for your help on mine, but here's my two cents on your setup:

The stock heatsink isn't generally made with overclocking in mind, is it? Well, if you downgraded to e6300 instead of e6400, with the $34 you'd save, you could get yourself an okay heatsink, or get another fan, etc.
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Old 02-19-2007, 11:28 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Yep, actually since I posted this I have made even more changes and am in fact waiting until April to purchase, upgrading to the e6600 and getting another cooling method to put in the case since I may have enough to upgrade the vid card at that point (savings wise).
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Old 02-19-2007, 12:31 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Besides your last post saying your going to get a 6600, thought Id let you know that the 6400 is the best bang for your buck atm. As for overclocking Ive seen some 6600 get up to 3.4ghz on stock cooling, mind you it was it had lower ambient temps.
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Old 02-20-2007, 02:28 AM   #14 (permalink)
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6600 has twice the cache, worth it, IMHO....
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Old 02-20-2007, 06:34 AM   #15 (permalink)
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By the time he buys this, the 6400 and 6300 will have an L2 Cache of 4mb, anyways. I'm pretty sure that brings them up to par.
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Old 02-20-2007, 07:52 AM   #16 (permalink)
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lol but there will be the e6620 wont there aswell as the e6420 and e6320 (the 4mb cache version has a new number :P:P:P).

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Old 02-20-2007, 09:31 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I figure since the prices are going down, I will just buy a e6600 for the same price as I was going to buy an e6400 now (in April). Or, I will decide to save a little on the processor, go with the e6400 still, and put the extra money towards an even better vid card
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8900gts/gtx will be out by April hopefully
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Old 02-20-2007, 10:53 AM   #19 (permalink)
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woo hoo!
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