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SB Celeron G530 vs. C2D E6600?

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I am going to build my brother a rig mainly for Internet use, which one of these CPUs is faster? They are both 2.4 GHz dual cores, the G530 has the newer Sandy Bridge architecture but the E6600 has twice the cache, so I'm not exactly sure which one to go with in this case.
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G530 so that you can still upgrade in the future if needed.
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G530 is a much faster CPU than that C2D, plus supporting a newer platform. No contest here.
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G530 is a much faster CPU than that C2D, plus supporting a newer platform. No contest here.

agreed ^^
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G530 so that you can still upgrade in the future if needed.

yep, you do have that option for upgrades in the future..

that said if your just browsing the web, either will do but i would go for the sandy for the above reasons thumb.gif
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The L2 cache on E6600 is important among it's generation, not against Sandy Bridge - the way these CPU are build, the slower L3 memory actually maters more now.

However, if you are going to play Call Of Duy 1 or Painkiller, Core 2 Duo should be faster XD

Still though the E8400 will pwn the G530, so perhaps you want to buy a Pentium Dual Core G840?
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I'd wait for Haswell personally - but if you don't mind buying into LGA 1155 the G530 is a great choice - I actually had one for awhile.
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rather than G530 get something like G630 or G850 or at best a G2120. these will all be a better options than that celeron
    
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I am not sure how much these Celerons cost but you can now a days find AMD 955 X4 under $80
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I am not sure how much these Celerons cost but you can now a days find AMD 955 X4 under $80

Phenom II no longer on sale and the Celeron costs are below 50 $.
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I'd wait for Haswell personally - but if you don't mind buying into LGA 1155 the G530 is a great choice - I actually had one for awhile.

NO! NO! NO! NO!

If you want to upgrade do it NOW! Do not wait for some "new architecture" or you will never upgrade at all. When Haswell CPUs will arrive, someone will tell you "wait for the next architecture, do not buy a Haswell CPU".
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