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This is overlooking the fact that it is also going from a 533 FSB to 800FSB. While the performance increase would not be a neck snapping jump, there would be a noticeable increase in some applications in jumping 67FSB. While it is true 2.93 and 3 are almost the same clock speed, the higher FSB will yield a performance gain.


Now, you say your budget is $400 but you don't need to buy RAM, but you're stuck using an AGP card?

EDIT: Did some checking, looks like your current board has only PCI slots (and I notice you said you were going from a PCI to an AGP in the future???) The Celeron build listed above could be a good choice, although I doubt you will see 5Ghz from the P5LD2, and it depends on what you need the system for. I would recommend the Gigabyte S3 over the P5LD2. I love ASUS, but the S3 is almost the same price and has the 965 chipset, which is much better than the 945. You may even be able to get the newer revision which supports Kentsfields and have some major future proofing to make it last several years for you.
If I went with the Gigabyte S3 with the 965 chipset and a E6300 C2D, then the total would be over $500 after buying the other parts I need. In other words, I have to go with the P4 combo. I am not looking for a huge performance boost, just one that has a little more upgradability.
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