Originally posted by TheEnd187
its X6800 and it doesn't such you could oc the 6600 to 3.4 and then it is dead or you can get the x6800 and oc it to 4.0ghz+ and beat the crap of a 6600 also the X6800 has the oc'ing unlocked so you can pretty do about anything with it except marry it(i wonder if one of those gay churches will let me marry my 6800? Google here i come)
First off...my E6400 is at 3.4Ghz and I could get it higher if i wanted too...(sits at 35-38C idle and around 50C full load) so i'm pretty sure that the 6600 can oust that and get up into the 4.0Ghz area with good air cooling alone.
Yes, the X6800 is better and will OC farther, be faster...YES it's better. But for over double the money you get no where near double the performance so it's not worth it in my mind. Plus the power it offers can't really be ulitlized by most people yet and by the time it can be there'll something better out anyways.
haha i guess my "buying the best of the best is stupid" attitude just came out there huh? It's really just a personal opinion but i think that upgrading at the right time is far better off than getting the best out there when you can offord it. I didn't suggest the x6800 for the only reason that the extra $600 could go to a much better perforance gain elsewhere in the build and with the ram and parts i picked out he should be fine with the E6600 for at least 3-4 years if he OCs it.