Originally Posted by Jsy
E6600. Better L2 cache.
Erm, no. same cache, but the E6550 has a much higher and faster FSB. so, E6550 for me.
Or, if you can suffice with only 2MB cache (Benchmarks show little, or no performance increase over 4MB and 2MB cache) and dont mind overclocking, go for a E4300 on the cheap, fire it into a 1333MHz FSB Mobo and overclock the FSB from 800MHz to 1333Mhz.
Have a look at my sig, and thats on air cooling and stock voltages.