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jcossin
08-29-07, 12:20 PM
Man, it's been a LONG time since I've owned an Intel, but I just couldn't take seeing my coworkers with faster gaming rigs than mine!

I was on the fence on whether to get a Q6600 or the e6750 but in the end I chose the e6750. Give the price/performance for the e6750 for today's games I just couldn't justify the Q6600.

My stuff will be here tomorrow from NewEgg. I also went with the Gigabyte P35 motherboard.

How fast do you think I'll be able to overclock using the stock cooler? I've seen some at 3.4Ghz but I'm guess at least 3.2GHz should be easily achievable, right? I'm not expecting 3.6GHz on stock and I just can't justify the cost of a $65 cooler and $15 fan just to get another 200-400MHz.

hirantha
08-29-07, 02:00 PM
nice Welcome!
300-400Mhz is easily achievable with stock cooling.

anyway good luck!

XDanger
08-29-07, 02:33 PM
why not the e6850 is it pointless over the e6750 with a bit of oc'ing?

CaptNKILL
08-29-07, 03:30 PM
why not the e6850 is it pointless over the e6750 with a bit of oc'ing?
The 6850 could probably reach higher clocks, but you'd need more cooling to do it comfortably.

HaVoK19
08-29-07, 04:02 PM
with he stock intel cooler, i run right at 3.48....not too shabby

jcossin
08-29-07, 05:22 PM
with he stock intel cooler, i run right at 3.48....not too shabby

Cool, thanks for the info! I can't wait to see how high I can clock.

This is the RAM I got:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220144

2GB for $60 after rebate, I figured I couldn't go wrong. I'm going to try to get the RAM up to 1000MHz. From the NewEgg reviews it sounds like it'll do it without breaking a sweat.

This is the P35 mobo I got for $95:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128059

E30325i 2.7
09-01-07, 06:21 AM
My 6850 runs 24/7 at 4000MHZ on my Blitz Extreme board. 12700 in 3dMark 06 in Vista.
very happy whit it:)