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Old 11-22-2006, 09:34 PM   #31 (permalink)
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You can get a E6300 to 2.6Ghz on stock cooling. Higher than that, you'd need to up the voltage, so a better heatsink would be required. You could get the E6300, and the best air cooling heatsink, and still save money over the E6600.

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Old 11-22-2006, 09:44 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Listen UT, Just make sure your case has a couple fans. Most people suggest 2x120mm Front and back fans for pretty good cooling. Keep the stock HS&F on the CPU and OC it up to as far as without increasing voltage. Even if you dont have that many fans (most decent cases have at least 1 120mm) it will be fine. Trust us when we tell you, that you will have no problems reaching those speeds

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