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September 25, 2007 10:11:40 AM

Greetings,
I was planning on buy an e6600 soon, any price drops soon? If so to what? Or should I just buy now? Also any recommendations for solid motherboards? I don't need too many gimicks, just reliable, good overclocking potential.

Thank you all soom uch

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September 25, 2007 10:16:43 AM

dont know about price drops , but get E6750 , its faster and cheaper

for motherboards , if u want SLI:

ASUS P5N32-E SLI PLUS
ASUS P5N32-E SLI

Non SLI:

ASUS P5K
ASUS P5K-E
GIGABYTE P35 DS3R
ABIT IP35 PRO
September 25, 2007 10:23:45 AM

E6750 > E6600? Is there a reason that it is also cheaper? I believe you, but why?!?
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September 25, 2007 10:28:23 AM

the E6600 is old stock, when retailers buy in they add a % and sell at that price until they buy new stock at a cheaper price... if a product stops selling / being sold to them by suppliers then quite often a retailer leaves the price high until they realise it's obsolete and then sell it off dirt cheap just to get rid of it - it would appear that the E6600 is in that middle ground where it's not obsolete yet but they bought in at a high price and are leaving the sale price high
September 25, 2007 10:30:52 AM

So any idea when the e6600 is going to drop below 150? Sounds like it should be soon? Also the e6750 is <200 right now. Should I just buy that? Or anything else new around that price coming out in the forseable future? i.e. october/november?
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September 25, 2007 11:41:20 AM

The e6750 is faster, cheaper, and runs cooler than an e6600. It should also overclock higher.
For the mobo, if it were me I would choose Gigabyte. The one Maziar listed is good.
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September 25, 2007 11:41:40 AM

If you willing to do a pretty easy OC, than try these two out and save the $ for a good GPU or upgrade to Penryn later when you want another boost in performance.

CPU - $80 shipped e2160
http://www.mwave.com/mwave/skusearch.hmx?&scriteria=BA2...

Mobo - $98 shipped - $20 MIR (if you trust MIR’s) = $78 Hard to beat at this price.
ABIT IP35-E INTEL P35 CHIPSET ATX FORM FACTOR 1xPCI-E(X16)/2xPCI-E(X1)/3xPCI/4xDDR2 W/SATA2,LAN(Gb),USB 2.0 & AUDIO
http://www.mwave.com/mwave/skusearch.hmx?&scriteria=BA2...

Linkage for OC done by Tom's:
http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/09/12/pentium_dual_cor...

Here's some RAM links and prices, if you need them:
Memory - $102 shipped - $40 MIR = $62!! Solid performing CAS 4 DDR2
CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory – Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory - $110 shipped - $47 MIR = $63!! Good OC’ing RAM + CAS 4 too.
Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory – Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory - $93 shipped - $30 MIR = $63!! CAS 4 and good RAM
GeIL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And if you need a newer PSU, this one will do just about anything for a single card GPU!
PSU - $100 shipped - $45 MIR = $55!! can’t beat for this price
Antec NeoPower NeoHE 550 ATX12V 550W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, TUV, CE, FCC, CCC, CB, C-tick – Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 25, 2007 12:44:04 PM

the reason E6600 is more expensive than E6750 is because intel wants its costumers to buy 1333MHZ CPUs instead of 1066(with the expection of Q6600)
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