Links and prices for Core 2 Duo processors v. Intel price reductions

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  1. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    The prices are going to be changing almost by the hour on these, so keep checking until you see the price you like. :)
    Also, check shipping on these. Newegg and buy.com don't charge for shipping.
    Mwave does. (@ $8 for ground shipping)



    E6600 2.4ghz, 4mb cache - 1066fsb
    Newegg $227 free shipping
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115003
    Zipzoomfly and Clubit also have them at that price range:
    http://dealnews.com/deals/Intel-Core-2-Duo-E6600-2-4-GHz-Socket-775-Processor-game-for-234-shipped/164570.html
    Mwave - $227
    http://www.mwave.com/mwave/skusearch.hmx?&scriteria=BA22889


    E6420 2.13ghz, 4mb cache, 1066fsb -
    Newegg $189
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115016
    Mwave $189
    http://www.mwave.com/mwave/skusearch.hmx?SCriteria=BA23640&CartID=done&nextloc=


    E6400 - 2.13ghz, 2mb cache, 1066fsb
    Buy.com $199.99
    http://www.buy.com/prod/intel-core-2-duo-e6400-2-13ghz-dual-core-socket-775-processor-1066mhz/q/loc/101/202786583.html
    Mwave - $189
    http://www.mwave.com/mwave/viewspec.hmx?scriteria=BA22888&RSKU=BA22888
    Newegg - $188
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115004


    E6320 1.86ghz, 4mb cache, 1066fsb
    Mwave - $169
    http://www.mwave.com/mwave/DeepSearch.hmx?scriteria=e6320&ALL=y&TP=2
    Newegg - $168
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115015



    E6300 1.86ghz, 2mb cache, 1066fsb
    Buy.com - $179.99
    http://www.buy.com/prod/intel-core-2-duo-e6300-1-86ghz-dual-core-socket-775-processor-1066mhz/q/loc/101/202786579.html
    Newegg - $167
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115005



    E4400 2.0ghz, 2mb cache, 800fsb
    Mwave - $139
    http://www.mwave.com/mwave/DeepSearch.hmx?scriteria=e4400&ALL=y&TP=2
    Buy.com - $151.70
    http://www.buy.com/prod/intel-core-2-duo-e4400-2-0ghz-desktop-processor-2-0ghz-800mhz-fsb-64kb/q/loc/101/204171596.html
    Newegg - $139
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115014


    E4300 1.8ghz, 2mb cache 800fsb - extreme overclocking ability
    Mwave has them at $115
    http://www.mwave.com/mwave/viewspec.hmx?scriteria=BA23401&RSKU=BA23401
    Newegg has them at $114.50
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115013




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  2. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Prices should wind up close to this chart once the vendors make
    their adjustments.




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    E4300 is definately best price-performance out there.
     
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    I haven't been following too close especially since I built my e6400 back in Nov. but what is the e4300 averaging out at as far as OC'ing?
     
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    3-3.2GHz. But current E6300s and E6400s aren't getting much more than that. Even the newer E6600s are doing pretty poor too.
     
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    Will my old Antec TruPower 350W power supply work ok with an E6600 if I'm just going to use onboard video (this will not be a gaming computer at all)?
     
  7. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    With onboard video that would be enough, but that power supply most likely has a 20 pin power connector. And the newer boards that take the E6600 call for a 24 pin power connector.
    Sometimes you can put the 20 pin connector to one side of the adjoining motherboard connector, but it's hit and miss.
     
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    MHz/$, or 3DMark/$, or what? What's your rating scale?
     
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    Sweet... thanks for putting all the prices together Doc!
     
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    I think he's considering how well it peforms once it is overclocked.
     
  11. Doc Brown

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    That plus price. For just over $100, you get a cpu running faster than
    a stock E6800.
     
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    does the bus speed kill performance compared to the e6300? i'm not worried about games. i'm looking for something nice for a home theatre pc/xvid ripping
     
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    Damn upgraded the lower models to 4mb cache, i wonder if its worth upgrading my e6400
     
  14. Doc Brown

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    To the E6420? Not unless you are doing a lot of rendering, encoding, etc...
     
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    Wait until the micro-architecture is revised.
     
  16. Doc Brown

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    The lower fsb allows it to be overclocked easier, I know that.
    And also, running your memory at the same speed as the fsb is a good thing. So I don't think you would see much of a performance hit if any.

    That plus the E4300 is $50 cheaper.
     
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    There's been some minor price lowering from newegg for the E4300, E6300, E6400 and E6600.

    In addition, they have also added the E4400 and the E6320 to their lineup.

    See first post.
     
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    Because I'm too lazy to look it up myself, what is the difference between Core 2 Duo and Centrino Duo?
     
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    Fuck if I know.

    Well except the obvious that it's for laptops.
     
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    I figured that...I was wondering if there was any difference besides Centrino being a laptop-only processor.
     
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    My only guess is that they are probably similar architecture, but use less wattage
    than the desktop core 2 duo's.
     
  22. StevesVR4

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    Centrino is not a processor. It is a mobile "platform." Basically Centrino is a marketing term. It means the laptop has an Intel processor, Intel chipset, and Intel WiFi card.
     
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    Gotcha. That would explain why my Inspiron is only a Core 2 Duo as my wireless card was manufactured by Dell.
     
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    Newegg dropped prices again by a couple of bucks.
    Oddly enough, they raised the price on the E6600 by a dollar.

    See first post.
     
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    performance/$.
     

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