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Stock cooling, decent board. E4300 or E6300?

Soldato
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My head hurts from reading up on these two, and the varying opinions of different users.

I was going to get an E4300 with an mATX board until I realised that I wasn't going to get it above 2Ghz.

I'm now looking at a Gigabyte DS3 in a Antec NSK4400, but I'm not sure which chip to go with now. I only plan on using the retail HSF, (unless it turns out to be noisy) so which chip am I likely to see the best results from given that I'm now looking at a better board?

RAM will be Geil 6400 Ultra unless someone convinces me otherwise.
 
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The only real advantage of the E4300 over the E6300 is the higher multiplier which means possibly higher overclocks at lower FSB. However, since you are getting a decent board (that can achieve a high FSB) this shouldn't really mean much. Also, the E4300 overclocking results seem to be a bit hit-and-miss from what I've read.

Personally, I wouldn't advise doing any overclocking if you are using the stock cooler. If I had to choose between the two I'd take the E6300.
 
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The stock cooler is fine for moderate overclocks. I have friends running their 4300's at 3ghz 55C under load with the stock cooler.
 
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Kingy said:
My head hurts from reading up on these two, and the varying opinions of different users.

I was going to get an E4300 with an mATX board until I realised that I wasn't going to get it above 2Ghz.

I'm now looking at a Gigabyte DS3 in a Antec NSK4400, but I'm not sure which chip to go with now. I only plan on using the retail HSF, (unless it turns out to be noisy) so which chip am I likely to see the best results from given that I'm now looking at a better board?

RAM will be Geil 6400 Ultra unless someone convinces me otherwise.

Go with the cheapest, unless you're realing pushing the clock to the max you won't be able to tell the difference.
 
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