Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (2.4ghz) - £122.16 Delivered (With GC)
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Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (2.4ghz) - £122.16 Delivered (With GC)

£122.16
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Found 26th May 2007Made hot 26th May 2007
This has been up and down in price for the last while but this seems to be the lowest it's been. Use Google Checkout to get £10 off and select SuperSaver delivery (free) to get this price.




Based on revolutionary Intel Core microarchitecture, the breakthrough Intel Core 2 Duo processor family is designed to provide powerful energy-efficient performance so you can do more at once without slowing down.

CPU Speed: 2.40GHz * Bus Speed: 1066MHz * Bus/Core Ratio: 9.0
L2 Cache Size: 4MB * Package Type: LGA775 * Cores: 2
Thermal Design Power: 65W * Manufacturing Technology: 65nm

41 Comments

Good price for a great CPU.

:thumbsup: Cheers. Been waiting for one of these. I refused to buy one when ebuyer put the price up again

Excellent price - ordered one!

Now to find a good motherbord ... I was thinking about getting one of the new P35 chipset ones. This one looks cool.. dabs.com/pro…JWS

Get the Asus P5K-Deluxe.

Chanser

Get the Asus P5K-Deluxe.



That was gonna be my 1st choice... but I read that they suffer from heat issues. ASUS MB's are usually pretty solid, butr I don't need the wifi, and the MSI bord is £40 cheeper. It got stonking reviews.

If you have a C2D computer already, and therefore a C2D compatible mboard, is it automatically compatible with all other C2D procs available at the moment or do you have to get one with the correct number of pins, bus speed etc ?

All C2D processors fit in the same socket (775). The processor will fit in your motherbord, but will not run at full speed unless your MB supports a FSB of 1066mhz. (I think most c2d motherbords do these days, but worth checking!)

Nice choice the roller-coaster heatpipe edition. :lol: Plus these P35 motherboards will support Penryn apparently.

Excellent find! Hot deal

I suspect ebuyer will put the price up at some point so I suggest ordering soon if you want one.

You can allready get DDRIII versions of the p35 boards, but DDRIII is stil crazzzzy money!

WOW.... feel a bit peeved now that's £17 cheaper than when I bought mine 3 or 4 weeks ago.... & it's STILL sitting in it's box :-(

Just bought some RAM to go with it. Just the important MB & PSU to complete a usable set-up.

buy computer stuff only when you need it, prices will always drop especially on cpus. ebuyer generally bump up prices on demand just like amazon, however eventually they fall. intel are due to dish out even more new cpus in the coming months (july i heard) so expect more mad price cuts when they flood the market. charlie

RE: csf

Yea well perhaps I was a bit rash but I waited several weeks to see what prices would settle at & still haven't dropped below my purchase price at most vendors. I've just taken an age to decide on the rest of the stuff LOL.

djfluff

Now to find a good motherbord ... I was thinking about getting one of the … Now to find a good motherbord ... I was thinking about getting one of the new P35 chipset ones.



Maybe a DFI P965-S

Not a P35 but a rocker (according to the sparse info one can find) of a board.
If you don't need Wi/Fi Asus do a non Wi/Fi edition of the P5B

I can't fault my Asus P5B-Deluxe (965 chipset)

currently running my E6600 at 3.35gig

Mark.

djfluff

You can allready get DDRIII versions of the p35 boards, but DDRIII is … You can allready get DDRIII versions of the p35 boards, but DDRIII is stil crazzzzy money!





mmmmmmm ddrIII!!!! i must admit one of the reasons i am holding on to my athlon 64 single core with DDRI ram is i am holding out on DDRIII.

DDRII seems to me to be a bit of a waste of time, DDRIII promises so much more. Cant wait.

voted hot on the cpu tho

bigmike20vt

mmmmmmm ddrIII!!!! i must admit one of the reasons i am holding on to my … mmmmmmm ddrIII!!!! i must admit one of the reasons i am holding on to my athlon 64 single core with DDRI ram is i am holding out on DDRIII.DDRII seems to me to be a bit of a waste of time, DDRIII promises so much more. Cant wait.voted hot on the cpu tho


it could do yes, but i wouldnt not wait to buy it now.... its extremely expensive and timings are ridiculous, its best to go for DDR2 now on a p35 board imo

jackvdbuk

it could do yes, but i wouldnt not wait to buy it now.... its extremely … it could do yes, but i wouldnt not wait to buy it now.... its extremely expensive and timings are ridiculous, its best to go for DDR2 now on a p35 board imo



it depends what you need. There is always something new around the corner so no point waiting indefinatly, that being said, for the most part multi core has yet to reach its potental, so for the now i am fine with my current rig (and a dx9 card) but if i was needing to upgrade this min, this chip is a fine setup, and ddrII is ok for today!.

all of which is OT for this thread, sorry for taking it OT!

The P5B (non deluxe version without firewire) is £55.70 delivered now using Google Checkout at ebuyer. Not bad if youre not worried about the P35 and DDRIII thing. Personally Im happy with this, a E6600 and the Corsair RAM deal recently posted for my new build, but I never buy the very top end stuff, because Im always annoyed when its half the price in a couple of months!

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The E6600 overclocks like a dream. Mine runs at 3.2Ghz with ease (EVGA 680i SLi motherboard). Voted hot at this price.

I could have sworn that I read somewhere that later E6600 batches doesn't overclock as well as old ones. Am I wrong (not that I overclock but someone might be interested XD)?

damm
i paid £220 on ebuyer for mine awhile back its almost half the price now

Artonox

I could have sworn that I read somewhere that later E6600 batches doesn't … I could have sworn that I read somewhere that later E6600 batches doesn't overclock as well as old ones. Am I wrong (not that I overclock but someone might be interested XD)?



Don't believe everything you read on internet forums.

Any E6600 should clock to at least E6700 speeds, and even without overclocking it's fast enough anyway.:roll:

A lot depends on the motherboard and DDR2 RAM you use.

Heh it was here I read about it lol. Anyways, it's fast enough for most applications and games. (voted hot obviously).

This link ]http//va…259shows a E6600 overclocked to 4.51Ghz!!! which is one of the latter F models.

i highly recommend this too i have this running @ 3GHz at a chilly 37 degrees with my fan on silent mode and my memory is running at 533Mhz (1066Mhz). in windows vista at the moment the CPU has a rating of 5.6 / 6.0 which isnt bad as i think that there is still more to come from this CPU, i think that i might be able to do 3.5GHz very stabley with no probs at all, this is defo worth the money

might be worth waiting for june 22nd when intel cuts its price again, only 25days to go


the Q6600 which is a quad core processor will drop from $530 to $266 or for us that would equate to around £320 to £160

so in less than a month, you can pick up a quad core for £160 and if Google checkout is still around that would be £150

The wait is so painful.

cells

might be worth waiting for june 22nd when intel cuts its price again, … might be worth waiting for june 22nd when intel cuts its price again, only 25days to gothe Q6600 which is a quad core processor will drop from $530 to $266 or for us that would equate to around £320 to £160so in less than a month, you can pick up a quad core for £160 and if Google checkout is still around that would be £150



I think Google Checkout ends on June 11th.

talkshop

Don't believe everything you read on internet forums.



:-D :-D So I shouldn't beileve this ^ ^ either??

cells

might be worth waiting for june 22nd when intel cuts its price again, … might be worth waiting for june 22nd when intel cuts its price again, only 25days to gothe Q6600 which is a quad core processor will drop from $530 to $266 or for us that would equate to around £320 to £160



What about these dual core processors. Sounds like they are gonna drop from £120 to £60 :? .

I'd go for the Deluxe version as I've heard that it has better power regulation and thus overclocks better.

I bought mine 9 months ago, and its only gone down by 10 pounds in price - very very low depreciation for a PC component.

russ

The P5B (non deluxe version without firewire) is £55.70 delivered now … The P5B (non deluxe version without firewire) is £55.70 delivered now using Google Checkout at ebuyer. Not bad if youre not worried about the P35 and DDRIII thing. Personally Im happy with this, a E6600 and the Corsair RAM deal recently posted for my new build, but I never buy the very top end stuff, because Im always annoyed when its half the price in a couple of months! :)]http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/121112;)

This is a great price for an e6600!
To think I paid £182 just over a month ago...
It is a delight to overclock (2.4GHz by default, although I have mine running at 3.0GHz without even breaking a sweat! - some have pushed it to 3.75GHz!)

You must buy a motherboard that supports an FSB of 1066Mhz or more.
I bought a Abit Fata1ty SLI one for £78 that is quite frankly, the best I have ever had in terms of build quality and features. Its ok to buy cheaper, but don't compromise if you want to Over-clock though.

Artonox

What about these dual core processors. Sounds like they are gonna drop … What about these dual core processors. Sounds like they are gonna drop from £120 to £60 :? .





the only real mover worth nothing in the next price cuts is the quad 6600 which will be about £150-160 here if exchange rates keep up

the dual cores are not dropping much but they are introducing 1333mhz bus ones


personally id wait for the quad core for £150odd if for nothing else it will depreciate less than the e6600

Anything computer wise is certain to depreciate. Personally I don't worry to much about that. As long as I don't spend an absolute fortune in the first place.

In 3 to 4 years time when I may be looking to upgrade again I'm pretty sure ALL the components will have lost 70% or so of their value & very difficult to sell too.

However a Q-core processor when they drop in price could be a very good buy as in years to come support will be more wide ranging. For today tho' a dual core is sufficient for most needs.

I am sure that I read the next Intel price cuts were JULY 22 & not JUNE 22 as cells suggested above.

Chris

Chris52

I am sure that I read the next Intel price cuts were JULY 22 & not JUNE … I am sure that I read the next Intel price cuts were JULY 22 & not JUNE 22 as cells suggested above.Chris




yep seems your right, july 22nd

WTF?

Price has jumped overnight to £151! What is it with ebuyers crazy pricing?

I dotn get how the price are so unstable with them!

Any ideas?

Ebuyers prices rise as the items go lower in stock I think. When they had 400 in stock they want to shift them quickly so the price is lower afaik. Now there's only 97 left! lol
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