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November 9, 2007 4:11:55 PM

I have read the other posts about these 2 cpu's. I stiill have a question. I am building a new budget rig and was planning on getting the E6750. However, a friend of mine has a new E6600 box never opened for under $150. Would I be better off to stick with the E6750 or go with the E6600. I am going with the 8800gt and 680i mobo. This is my 1st build and I am trying to get my best bang for the buck. Thank you for any advice you can give.

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November 9, 2007 4:23:34 PM

If your trying to save cash, perhaps that E6600 would be a good deal from your friend ($150 vs $194 E6750). It's still a great OC chip. But if you don't mind spending a lil more, the E6750 is a better/newer built chip, then the E6600 vcore wise because of the stepping.
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November 9, 2007 4:25:10 PM

Well for the $40+ savings that would be your best bang for the buck. You could use that $40 for other parts or to upgrade one of the parts. What is your budget for this build? We can help you save some $ and get you a decent system, but need to know what you have and what your plans are.
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November 9, 2007 4:59:17 PM

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...the E6750. However, a friend of mine has a new E6600

These CPUs are very similar, except of course the former has a multiplier of 8 and the latter has a multiplier of 9.
The E6750 is 'rated' for 2.66GHz, and the E6600 2.4GHz (but will easily do 2.7GHz or more).
Of course, at stock FSB1333 mobo settings the E6600 will run 3.0GHz :)  while requiring only DDR2-667 memory.
Sure the E6750 will OC too - but FSB speed is getting really high and DDR2-800 (PC2-6400) minimum would be required.
I say grab the E6600 and weasel your friend seriously on the price, heheh...
But buying these new from a store, the E6750 is tough to beat! It's the AMD-killer, right there.
AMD may be able to equal it - but not for $199 bucks, LoL...
Intel would like to charge a great deal more for the E6750 (but they are busy trying to put AMD out of business right now).
Anyway, can't go wrong with either CPU.
Regards
November 9, 2007 5:36:38 PM

My budget is $500-$600. I hope to stay as close to the bottom of that as possible. I have everything but the CPU, GPU, & mobo. I am planning on staying with XP pro for now, so I only have 2gb of Crucial Ballistix ram. I have pretty much decided on the 8800gt for sure and I am looking at the EVGA 680i SLI SE mobo.
November 9, 2007 6:16:07 PM

I have a 6750 in my game sever and it is fast and runs very cool.
November 9, 2007 6:51:06 PM

VillageIdiot1 said:
My budget is $500-$600. I hope to stay as close to the bottom of that as possible. I have everything but the CPU, GPU, & mobo. I am planning on staying with XP pro for now, so I only have 2gb of Crucial Ballistix ram. I have pretty much decided on the 8800gt for sure and I am looking at the EVGA 680i SLI SE mobo.


For $500, get the E6600 for $150, get a decent mobo for about $130, and the video card $260. This will put you at $540 in good shape
November 9, 2007 7:26:55 PM

Did you take your name from the fantastik Van morrison track?
November 9, 2007 8:27:40 PM

Thank you for the relies. Will I be able to tell much of a difference in performance between the 2? Can I oc to make it comparable? And, no I didn't get the name from Van Morrison but I am a fan.
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November 9, 2007 10:17:10 PM

Either chip will do fine. You can OC either of them pretty easy. The e6750 is the newer chip, but the e6600 is a nice chip too. I would get the e6600 (to save $) and get the 8800gt and a decent p35 mobo. Most of the cheaper p35 mobo's are around $80, but don't usually support RAID (which you may not want). If you want to stick with SLI than I'd go with this:
EVGA 122-CK-NF66-T1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i Ultra ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It has just about everything, but the kitchen sink!!
November 10, 2007 4:20:27 PM

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Will I be able to tell much of a difference in performance between the 2? Can I oc to make it comparable?

No. And yes :) 
You can run 300FSB (1200QDR) easily, all stock voltages/settings and the E6600 will give you 2.7GHz.
These CPUs are all very fast anyway. It's the platform - huge memory and FSB speeds, SATA HDs with 16MB caches etc, all very crisp. Even something like E6550 has enormous performance...
Rant follows
You know, I think a lot of people are down on Vista right now because most rigs are just able to run XP perfectly now (which they couldn't do in ~2002 w/ 256MB RAM, right?) and so naturally, they have to come up with a new hopelessly complicated OS to once again require all new even stronger hardware.
It's like 'Office97' - here is a perfectly functional, complete product. Micro$oft Word and whatever, all well tested developed and refined. But how can they get your $200 bucks every few years? Convince you you just can't live without Office2000 - not to mention OfficeXP, Office2003 etc. etc.
How can they fix it if it isn't broken? How can they make something that's basically perfect be better & better (no easy task) to sell it to you again?
So my WinXP is just fine, thank you very much. It flies actually - you'll like your new rig, VillageIdiot1.
L8R
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