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This. I used to have an Athlon 2 x2 240 and that was perfectly good for general computer use (movies, internet, most apps). The only difference between a phenom 2 and an athlon 2 is L3 cache (and athlons have slightly more L2), as you will not be needing that L3 cache you will notice no improvement buying a phenom so there is no point, not only that but athlon's use less power.

Get a dual core Athlon 2, you won't be disappointed, they overclock like beasts too.
Yeah, I've actually done a bunch of builds with them and they perform really well for general use and even some gaming at medium and low settings.
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Thanks guys. I will see what I can do.
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post #13 of 15
Between the Athlon and Phenom you're pretty much only comparing the difference in L3 cache.

I would say if you're on a budget toss in an Athlon II X3 and be done with it.
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post #14 of 15
Spend an extra $29.99 if you can and get the AMD Phenom II X4 955.
Only $129.99 after promo code EMCKEKG22.
It's a steal in my opinion.
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Yes i agree %100 with Vanillacena, i was going to post the same link as he did, for the extra $30 it is a fricking steal with what you can do with it.
    
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