E6750 or E6600?
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.
Quote:...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.
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.
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
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 $80, but don't usually support RAID (which you may not want). If you want to stick with SLI than I'd go with this:
EVGA 122-CK-NF66-T1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i Ultra ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
It has just about everything, but the kitchen sink!!
Quote:Will I be able to tell much of a difference in performance between the 2? Can I oc to make it comparable?
No. And yes
You can run 300FSB (1200QDR) easily, all stock voltages/settings and the E6600 will give you 2.7GHz.
These CPUs are all very fast anyway. It's the platform - huge memory and FSB speeds, SATA HDs with 16MB caches etc, all very crisp. Even something like E6550 has enormous performance...
You know, I think a lot of people are down on Vista right now because most rigs are just able to run XP perfectly now (which they couldn't do in ~2002 w/ 256MB RAM, right?) and so naturally, they have to come up with a new hopelessly complicated OS to once again require all new even stronger hardware.
It's like 'Office97' - here is a perfectly functional, complete product. Micro$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.