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    E6300 or E4300?

    For building a gaming rig would it better to get an E6300 and overclock or E4300 overclocked.

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    Depends heavily on the motherboard and ram you intend to buy.

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    I'm going for E4300, theroertical higher overclock when using DDR800 memory (3.6ghz on the E4300)

    Just got to wait for the bits and pieces to be sold then I can go ahead and order everything.

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    The 6300 at lower total clock speed may outperform a 4300 due to the large FSB tho. I think either will produce pretty similar results, 6300 just requires better RAM.

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    The E4300 uses less power too and hence runs cooler!

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    I'm going for an E4300 i originally planned on an E6600, but decided on the cheaper one and some clocking.

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    I have a E4300 running at 2.85ghz stably in my Shuttle SD37P2! I could have clocked it higher but the SD37P2 cannot go over a 320mhz FSB stably!

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