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Socket 939 would only be a budget choice if he has at least 1GB (preferably 2GB) of GOOD DDR RAM. If it is like DDR 333 or so, and / or less than 1GB, then I'd highly recommend RAM, and in that case socket 939 will nearly cost as much as AM2 or Core 2 Duo (only motherboards will be a bit cheaper).
    
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post #12 of 14
I'd go with a C2D build, but if you want an X2 get a 3800+ it is cheaper and clocksthe same as the 4200
post #13 of 14
Agreed with Brome... C2D is the way to go now. Intel has taken a solid performance lead with those chips... and they overclock mad..

Otherwise, for AM2, look for a good dual core CPU.... X2 3800+would be nice...
    
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C2D is the way to go at the moment but hopfully K8L will close the gap or even beat the C2Ds!
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