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I've narrowed down the parts...just can't decide which :(

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I'm not really interested in any other parts or brands I just can't decide which combo to go with...they all have their ups and downs...so I need opinions.

Should I go with...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115003&Tpk=core+2+duo+e6600+conroe

and this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813127022


OR


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115029

and this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131142


Or should I forget those two processors and go with this?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115017



How important is it to go with the 1333/1066 motherboard/cpu over the 1066/800? The 1333 FSB Core 2 Duo's are a year newer but compared to the older 1066 FSB how much of a difference is there really? And why are all the new Core 2 Quad's only 1066 FSB as opposed to the 1333?

Can I still use a 1333 cpu with a 1066 board? They are the same socket afterall.


I asked about this last week but didn't really get any responses, just recommendations for other parts and i'm not interested in other parts/brands, i'm just wondering which of those would make the best "future proof" combo.
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well if you are looking to future proof I would go with the 6750 and if you are not going with SLI I would ditch the 650i chipset as it is older and go with the P35 chipset like on this board

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131225

You can get a 1333 FSb on a quad but they are expensive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115026

the price difference may just come down to manufacturing costs and intel offer a cheaper alternative in the 1066

As to if you will notice the difference, im not sure there are other factors that can influence that like chipset , bios, ram, motherboard, OS ( 32 or 64bit ). Maybe google some benchmarks and it may help

And no you can not use a 1333 CPu on a board that only supports up to 1066 as the older boards are not designed to run the newer tech, but in saying that some of the 1066 boards can actually run a 1333 cpu after a bios update ( some, not all ) so always better to look on the manufacturers web site and check out the bios updates and see if they do enable 1333 support
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