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Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Dual Core Processor LGA775 Conroe 1.86GHZ 1066FSB 2MB

with

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...facture=ASRock

or

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ EE Dual Core Processor AM2 Windsor 2.0GHZ 512KBX2 65W 90NM

with

[don't know which board to get]

I'm not overclocking, but was referred here by someone for help choosing... I currently only have money for one of those processors + a mobo. I think the Asrock mobo paired with the E6300 is awesome, because the mobo supports DDR and DDR2, also AGP and PCI-E(16), which means I can use some of my "older" hardware with it untill I can upgrade the rest (old hardware= DDR400 ram and AGP vid card).

So... which one? If you know something better, please post it! It has to be in that price range though (total must = $350 Canadian).

Once again, I'm not overclocking. At all. Which is better?
post #2 of 7
By far, the E6300. I know your not OC'ing, but just to give you an idea, the E6300 can blow by on FX-62's when overclocked
    
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I would also go with the core 2 duo
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The E6300 is approximently equal to a 5000+ Windsor at stock. Go with the C2D.
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Originally Posted by Namrac
The E6300 is approximently equal to a 5000+ Windsor at stock. Go with the C2D.
The E6300 beats a X2 3800+ @ 2.8Ghz. By a good amount.
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Thanks everyone.
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yup even though I'm a fan of AMD, the C2D just blows everything away and its good budget wise. But I'm sure AMD will come up with something cool also.
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