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E6600 vs E6300+ 19 inch widescreen monitor

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February 9, 2007 9:10:05 PM

Is the 6600 really a huge step up from the e6300?
Right now i have a 15 inch lcd. but for the price of the 6600 i can get a brand new 19 inch widescreen and the 6300.
Gonna be paird with gskill ddr800 2gb
that gigabyte ds3 or w/e number it is.
seagate 7200.1 16 mb cache
and that xfx 7900gs.
gonna be used for gaming and burning dvd's/cd's and going online.
February 9, 2007 9:18:19 PM

Get the E6300 and a new h/s and you monitor

Read all the guides and ask for help off this wonderful forums and over clock your 6300.

The difference is a few MB in cache which while important the price vs clockspeed isn't worth while.
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February 10, 2007 1:12:43 PM

Thirded.

Hands down, get the 6300 and 19" LCD, no question. Even without overclocking, the 6300 is a FAST chip, don't be fooled. With overclocking, however, it will chew up anything you throw at it.

6300 and 19" FTW! ;) 
February 10, 2007 1:55:25 PM

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Thirded.

Hands down, get the 6300 and 19" LCD, no question. Even without overclocking, the 6300 is a FAST chip, don't be fooled. With overclocking, however, it will chew up anything you throw at it.

6300 and 19" FTW! ;) 


But not as fast as an E6600 ;) 
February 10, 2007 2:42:16 PM

My OC'd 6300 beats a stock 6600 no problem ;) 

In any event, go with the new monitor :) 
February 10, 2007 3:01:54 PM

Don't get either.

Get an E4300, set the bus to 333 and away you go! X6800 like performance for a very low price. That way you could go down the pub for a few, buy the E4300 and still get your monitor.
February 10, 2007 3:31:59 PM

Personally, if you can spend a little more money I would get one of two combinations. Either the 19 inch plus an e6400 (not much more money for a natively higher clock), or a 20 inch plus an e6300. I know it's only one more inch, but the 20" is the next highest step up in the resolution - gets you to 1680 x 1050 (for widescreen) instead of the 19" res of 1440 x 900 I think is what they are. I had a Viewsonic 20" before I got my new monitor and it was absolutely fantastic. Check out a Viewsonic VX2025wm - great monitor. If those are too expensive, just go with the 19" plus e6300.
February 10, 2007 4:32:37 PM

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My OC'd 6300 beats a stock 6600 no problem


But I bet my oc'd e6600 beats your oc'd e6300.

If money is the main consideration go with QuantumSheep's suggestion i.e the e4300+monitor.
February 10, 2007 4:40:10 PM

any reason the 4300 over the 6300 the price diffrence isent that much of a diffrence?
And how much of a diffrence will the 6300 make oer the 6400?
February 10, 2007 5:57:30 PM

why the 4300
February 10, 2007 6:09:53 PM

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My OC'd 6300 beats a stock 6600 no problem


But I bet my oc'd e6600 beats your oc'd e6300.

If money is the main consideration go with QuantumSheep's suggestion i.e the e4300+monitor.

Yeah! :D 
February 11, 2007 10:26:35 AM

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why the 4300


Quite simple really. It has a low 200 FSB compared to the 266 of the other C2Ds. This means if you just up the FSB to 266 or possibly 333 you have either E6600 like performance or X6800 like performance respectivly.
February 11, 2007 12:42:23 PM

honestley im still just learning. ive been building cpus for awhile. but this is going to be my first time overclocking. I already bought my ram. its 2 gb's of gskll ddr800 with timing of 5 5 5 15. i honstley dotn know what the ram has to do with the overclocking but what cpu would be the best with that memory?
February 11, 2007 12:53:13 PM

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honestley im still just learning. ive been building cpus for awhile. but this is going to be my first time overclocking. I already bought my ram. its 2 gb's of gskll ddr800 with timing of 5 5 5 15. i honstley dotn know what the ram has to do with the overclocking but what cpu would be the best with that memory?


DDR2-800 is more than enough for any CPU. I would still recommend buying the E4300, running the FSB at 333 and having your RAM at DDR2-667.
February 11, 2007 12:54:43 PM

so you like declock the ram to 667?
February 11, 2007 12:55:45 PM

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so you like declock the ram to 667?


Yup. You could probably tighten the timings on the RAM as you're running it slower than it's normal value.
February 11, 2007 12:57:53 PM

tighten the timings? to what?
February 11, 2007 1:05:14 PM

so overclocking is as simple as changing my ram to 333? and changing the fsb to 266?

Also since im declocking the ram then boosting it. will the ram be back to running at ddr800?
February 11, 2007 1:38:59 PM

well like i said i already got this ram for cheap. and its ddr800. Is it bad to get the 6300? im not looking to go crazy? Maybe just make it as fast or alittle faster then the 6600. like 2.4-2.8ghz
February 11, 2007 2:32:10 PM

ok now im just debating wither i should just go with the 6600 and overclock taht or the 4300.

GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Is that a good mobo to overclock with?

Also im planning on ordering my cpu today. Wheres this 8800gts w/320mb thats supposed to be comming out. im impaitent i dont wanna wait to long. will the 7900gs suffice.
February 11, 2007 2:44:44 PM

The DS3 is a GREAT overclocking motherboard.

The new 8800GTS won't be out for.......dunno......a few weeks?

The 7900GS will suffice.
February 11, 2007 2:48:39 PM

some1 said feb 12th. but i looked all over nvidia. nothing stating that.
February 11, 2007 2:55:19 PM

like i said im not looking to overclock crazy. im just looking for fast computer games and fast dvd ripping. on that website on the forum said its already on sale in japan and its set to release tommrow. Also i heard some1 say something about EVGA has a upgrade program. but i couldent find anything on that either.
February 11, 2007 3:15:11 PM

I did a Step Up. Not too complicated, check their website for details.

In a nutshell, EVGA will let you step up from any EVGA card you purchased, provided that it's within 90 days of purchase, that you can provide a valid receipt, and that it's from a retailer/online (not used, has to be new).

They credit you the value of your current card towards the new card's price. But it HAS to be purchased from EVGA, not any retailer. So you HAVE to pay EVGA's list price for the new card. And their price is generally higher than the retailers.

So there are pros and cons, but it usually works best if you buy a card to hold you over and then Step Up to a newly released card within 90 days. Then you get to use a card for your new build, and won't have to buy twice.
February 11, 2007 3:49:27 PM

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gonna be used for gaming and burning dvd's/cd's and going online.


OP. Buy the monitor you like, then buy the core2 cpu you can afford with the remaining money.

This thread got way too technical. You'll be able to oc whatever you buy easily, and you probably really won't care as much as people would lead you to believe.

So to answer your question...
Get the monitor.
Buy a E6300 or E4300.
Don't buy a E6600.
February 11, 2007 4:05:35 PM

lol thank u that was the type of answer i was looking for. Im just unsure abuot the video card now. dont wanna buy a video card and somethign new and better comes out a day after.
February 11, 2007 4:09:19 PM

Depends how much money you have to spend...
February 11, 2007 4:14:21 PM

i guess ill just go with the 4300 and the 7900gs for nwo. if the card does come out sooner then expected i can always return it to newegg for 15% off.
February 11, 2007 5:42:59 PM

Don't forget about EVGA and the step up program.

But I would still wait to see what happens tomorrow.

The cage is ready Taco...
February 11, 2007 5:50:34 PM

ok thanks alot guys what kinda speeds can i expect with the 4300 and 2 gig of ram.

Another quick question. I have XP a legit copy on my old cpu harddrives.
if i reuse those harddrives do i need to buy XP again? I lost all my software and key.
February 11, 2007 6:05:59 PM

is there anyway to move windows onto my new harddrive so i can eliminate my old harddrives?
February 11, 2007 6:50:41 PM

Yes, you need to clone it. Use something like Norton Ghost or Acronis True Image.......things like that. They'll make an exact duplicate of your hard drive directly onto your new hard drive.
February 11, 2007 7:09:01 PM

ok thanks alot guys. Those programs probley cost money thou right? might as well just buy vista for 90 bucks. Im gonna reuse my old case to try to save some moeny and get that 20.1 monitor. My question is how can i get some more of those fasteners/retainers. can i get them at like compusa or best buy or something.
February 11, 2007 7:20:28 PM

is there any major difrence between Premium and home?
February 11, 2007 7:28:44 PM

Weird thing is that Ultimate makes a "backup", not a clone AFAIK. That makes me nervous. I'd rather have an exact duplicate, ready to go at bootup, rather than some backup that needs start disk, image loader, blah, blah. A cloned hard drive is just plug and go.....MUCH better and safer in my opinion.
February 11, 2007 9:51:09 PM

You don't need acronis/norton to migrate a harddisk to another. I don't know your hdd's brand. Seagate, i.e., has this program: Migrate Easy.

http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name...

In addition, Seagate or others have diagnotics software for repairing or setting up the harddisk. You'll have to prepare the cd on a working pc in advance.
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