|FYI, not all overclockers are "My benchmark beats yours" kinda people. I buy lower end CPUs & overclock to higher end speeds, why?|
1. because I know how
2. because I'm cheap
L2 cache issue aside, why would I pay $270 for an E8600 @ 3.33GHz when I can get an E7400 for $120 & easily overclock it to 3.6GHz @ 1600MHz FSB with stock air cooling?
What about you & your mega-bucks system? Why are you spending so much money on a system that will quickly depreciate in value? Are you a "my system is better than yours" kinda guy?
My comments in response 1 are valid. Why do you need a $250 water cooling system if you have no intentions of overclocking? And why are you complaining that your board only has 4 DIMM slots when you're the person that picked it out? There are plenty of X58/DDR3 boards out there with 6 DIMM slots.