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Celeron G540, hidden gem?

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http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0395628

So basically an I3 without hyperthreading, slightly less cache and lower clockspeed but for $35 thumb.gif


http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/celeron-g540-g440_6.html#sect0



Seems like an awesome super budget chip. picking one up for a bedroom computer today
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Running one one my DIY NAS server with WHS2011, no problems transcoding on the fly via PS3 media server using Shark007's codec pack!

 

It is a gem IMHO. Got mine for $38 CND+tax.

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Intel System 2011
(18 items)
 
AMD System 2009
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon II X4 630 Propus @ 3.5Ghz Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H Rev.1 ASUS EAH5450 SILENT/DI/512MD2(LP) 4x2GB G.Skill NQ DDR3 PC 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Momentus XT LG GSA-H30N Scythe Samurai ZZ Rev.B Win7 x64 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG CS 460 - 32" LCD TV Microsoft Reclusa Gaming Keyboard Thermaltake TR2 750w Fractal Design Core 1000 
Mouse
Microsoft Comfort Mouse 6000 
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post #3 of 5
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bump for more people to find this little gem biggrin.gif

got mine up and running and for $35 its awesome
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It's In store only i was looking to get it.
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Originally Posted by Tyronic View Post

It's In store only i was looking to get it.

Even if you can't get it from MC its still a solid little chip
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