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Old 03-23-2007, 12:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Well, there is a $200 difference. When i compare the products all I see is a slight difference in the stock clock speeds. I want to know why there is a $200 difference and if it's at all worth it to grab one of the 6700s instead of the 6600. Could I overclock the 6700 more then I can the 6600? I do plan on overclocking as much as I can with an aftermarket cooler (Arctic Freezer 7), but will I get substancial difference in performance with one or the other? (Or better overclock ability?)

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Old 03-23-2007, 12:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The E6700 is a waste if you value your $200. You won't even notice the difference I bet and after overclocking, the difference will be even smaller (probably around 0.1ghz.) Anyways, sort of off topic, but with your budget, I think you should get a bit better cooler then the Freezer. Not that the Freezer is bad or anything but something like a Scythe Ninja, Scythe Infinity, Tuniq Tower would be wiser in my opinion. Or ****, maybe even water cooling if you're up to the task.
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They both have about the same overclockability, but you won't see the difference. So get the e6600, and use the extra $200, towards something else.. I also think 4gb of ram is excessive for now, unless you really need them. I would of just got 2gb ram for now, and get 2gb later on, if needed. Wow you got some serious money, especially when you're SLIing 8800GTXs.
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what ram are you buying???
according to yuor sig thats 230 bucks per 2gb pack why not save money and get the 160 buck set?
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150 dollars for a case is ridiculous, no matter how much money you have.
unless it like, washes the dishes and does your laundry.
if so, that's a great bargain...and i may get one for meself....
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Old 03-23-2007, 03:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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LOL nagasam...



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Old 03-23-2007, 04:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I paid 180$ for my case.. I'm happy with it... Was worth it.
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if you spend 200 bucks for equipment helping you overclock,why don't just just use the 200 for a better CPU
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I wouldn't pay 150 for a case really...the most I would pay is $120 for the Sexy Antec Nine Hundred that I drool over. But alas a good Full sized case is at least $130 starting with the Gigabyte Aurora so if you really want Full Sized you are going to spend that much. As for the E6700...it's a complete waste as it overclocks worse than the E6600 becuase of it's higher multiplier.

People who have the E6700 actually lower their multi to 9 so they can achieve a higher FSB. The only pro to it is it would run a tad cooler being better quality parts but thats nothing a good CPU cooler and good airflow cant handle. A few degrees are NOT worth 200+ bucks.
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true enough about the full size case. i guess they can be pretty costly.
i suppose i just dont have enough stuff in my mid size to even consider having a full tower, but i see O.P. has way more stuff crammed in there than myself.
it still would be nice if it washed the dishes, tho...
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