Don't worry too much about the CAS latency, its not going to make a large amount of difference in the overclock if you raise it, and it certainly doesn't make any noticeable difference in performance. What you should be going for is how far you'll be able to overclock your processor with whatever memory you get, since its the processor that will determine your overall performance. DDR2-675 is not going to get to DDR2-900 at all, not with the right memory chips. And those budget Wintecs certainly don't have those memory chips.
DDR2-533 memory is the base for a non-overclocked Core 2 Duo system running at 266FSB. To get your E6300 to 2.6Ghz, you would need to get your FSB to ~370FSB, not a problem with that motherboard, and certainly not for the processor. The memory, however, would need to be running at DDR2-740. For that, get the G.Skill 1GB DDR2-800
. Its $10 more than the DDR2-675 that you were planning to get. While DDR2-675 may reach DDR2-740, $10 more gets you a lot more OC capability. The G.Skills may be cheap, but they DO overclock well, and DDR2-900 is to be expected. But I wouldn't bet that that specific pair of DDR2-675 is going to reach DDR2-800, even if it has CAS4.
Originally posted by j369852147412
you said SATA 3.0 its actually SATA 2. and SATA 2 has 3.0 gb's per second. or if you dont want to call it SATA you can call it ATA300.
if you were referring to SATA (sata1) it would be be ATA150.
Actually, SATA3.0 is the correct tern. SATA 2 does not exist. The other name is SATAII, but that was the name of a company. So it was changed to SATA3.0, as per the 3.0GB/s.