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Processor Decisions :o

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by matt.slysnake, 30 Jan 2007.

  1. matt.slysnake

    matt.slysnake Banned

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    OK - I am going to buy the parts for my new rig this weekend hopefully, and I need some final help on processor choices.

    Either - e6300 or e4300 there is not too much difference in price so that isnt really a problem.

    I will be using the PC for mostly gaming, and I will be getting 800mhz memory so I can overclock (never done before but why not try? :p).

    Thanks, I really can't decide out of these 2 :duh:

    Matt.
     
  2. spacemunkee

    spacemunkee What's a Dremel?

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    E6300.....
     
  4. kylelnsn

    kylelnsn What's a Dremel?

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    e6300
     
  5. trig

    trig god's little mistake

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    e6300...no question...
     
  6. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    I don't think either is a bad buy to be honest. If you're going for a 975 board, I'd be tempted to suggest the 4300 because it has a lower FSB, and you'll never hit the board max (usually <500FSB) starting from 800FSB. Getting that far would give you over a 250% overclock. :hehe:

    [edit] I don't know why everyone's saying E6300 hands-down, they're not far off the same, and I've not heard any awful things about them yet. [/edit]
     
  7. matt.slysnake

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    OK, thanks that was easy :D and how is this motherboard for OCing? If it's not good, could you recommend a good OC mobo for around same price?
     
  8. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    The DS3's pretty good, but have a look at the Asus P5N-E SLi, Highland3r's been having some great OC results with it. :thumb:
     
  9. matt.slysnake

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    I have looked at that board, but I can't seem to find out whether it has support for 5.1 surround sound speakers?
     
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    trig god's little mistake

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    the e4300 is an inferior chip...and costs the same (at least here in the us)...so thats why i would say e6300...no question...even on a 975 board he wont touch the board max since he likely will not be watercooling (first oc attempt)...correct me if im wrong
     
  12. lamboman

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    TBH, the word at the mo is that the DS3 is one of, if not, the best overclocking board around. The higher multiplier is good, which means higher clocks but this depends on whther your board could take it.
     
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    If you go for the ds3 buy a small fan to sit on top of the northbridge. It tends to get very hot ;) also on that note.

    Trig are you actively cooling your northbridge? just a thought as it might be getting too hot and hence the whole hitting the wall.
     
  14. trig

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    i thought about that bro...getting something to hit that with and will try ocin again...w00t
     
  15. spacemunkee

    spacemunkee What's a Dremel?

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    Yea definitely do it, the passive cooler really isnt that great. Mine at around 2.8ghz was too hot to touch so i have superglued a fan to it and everything is nice and cool now :) even with the fan running on a low voltage.
     
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    OK then.. But which motherboard, asus p5n-e SLI? or gigabyte DS3? Really need advice :S
     
  17. trig

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    i have the ds3...and it is a very good clocker....but after seeing what highlander is doing with the p5n e...go that route...not to mention it has sli...the ds3 does not have sli
     
  18. Krikkit

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    Why is the E4300 inferior, short of a 60MHz clock difference? If anything it's a superior chip, because you can slot it into ANY mobo, and be almost guaranteed to find its max OC (providing you have a reasonable board).

    And you are wrong about the last bit too- look at Highland3r's results with an E6300 - 500FSB easily on a stock cooler.
     
  19. trig

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    not just 60 mhz clock...also only 800 mhz fsb for 4300 vs 1066 for 6300...and execute disable bit technology capability of the 6300 and none for the 4300...in my opinion, that makes the 4300 an inferior chip...but again, thats my opinion...i respect yours bro...you know your stuff

    but not sure what your point is on the last thing about highlander...that is on a 650i board...he wont hit 500+ fsb on 975 board with air whether he uses a 6300 or a 4300...or at least not unless he uses really expensive air cooling (after market chipset fans, cool ambient room temps...etc)
     
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    From what little I know about execute disable bit it seems like a useless feature to me, the main reason I would say the E4300 is superior is on P965 boards where the lowest memory divider is 1:1 you can get a higher overclock without buying very expensive ram. It also should let you get higher overclocks on motherboards that can only reach low FSBs such as 1333 max(nForce 5-series and older intel boards). I have seen E4300s for $20-$30 less then E6300s at some stores here in the States(don't remember where, there were ads in the newspaper). It seems to me that you can get a high clocked Core2 system much cheaper overall with the E4300s then with the E6300s.
     

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