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Can you compare it's speed to an Intel? I've only worked with Intel because I don't know much about computers and Intel is the base of my computer.

For example, the proc atm is 3x better than pent 4. tyia
No idea I don't do Intel, I'm an AMD man. Good luck.
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Ok here's a lament question: what's better than a pentium 4 2.5ghz processor?
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Ok here's a lament question: what's better than a pentium 4 2.5ghz processor?
P4 2.66 GHz

But seriously...

If you want a very nice machine for gaming and school... I would go socket 939 (so you can still use your 184 pin DDR RAM). Pair a decent board and decent video card with an Opty 165, you will have a very nice machine with a great ability to overclock.

I would suggest a Gigabyte SLi board, a 7600GT, and the Opty 165. Also, get aftermarket CPU cooling (Arctic Freezer 64) so you can overclock better. The 7600GT is a very nice budget card which you can SLi at a later date.
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Ok here's a lament question: what's better than a pentium 4 2.5ghz processor?
hmmm..how about 2 (TWO!) Pentium 4's 2.5GHz...
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post #15 of 22
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Ok here's a lament question: what's better than a pentium 4 2.5ghz processor?
c2d doesnt really fit your budget right now. Stick with 939 but go with the opty. I would stay away from ECS mobos but if you can squeeze the money out get a DFI mobo. For 939 based systems the DFI mobos are the best. The Biostar mobo you listed is a good mobo, I am using a similar one on my 939 build. Get a 7600 GT card. Don't forget to cruise the for sale section on this site and see if you can snag a good deal.
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I suggested a Gigabyte Board before... I looked for one on the Egg, and there were no 939 SLi Gigabyte boards... With your situation and budget, here is what I would get:

DFI 939 Board

Opty 165

eVGA 7600GT

$430.68 Shipped (W/O tax, Before $20 MIR on 7600GT)

EDIT: I use 939, and have an X2 3800+. Although the AMDs are out dated by the C2D, they are far from dead. It is a great platform, It will take care of business for a while yet.
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post #17 of 22
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Ok here's a lament question: what's better than a pentium 4 2.5ghz processor?
Any midrange AMD64 or low-end Core 2 Duo is.

EDIT: 939 is definitely still a great platform. I would try getting AM2 if possible since that acutally has a viable upgrade path for new builders.
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post #18 of 22
I would not recommend the socket 939 cpu because the ram will cost alot more than if you buy an AM2 machine or LGA775 socket cpu. I would go with a presler that 7600gt and w/e else you need.

heres the CPU and Memory.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116253
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116254

motherboard, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128017

memory, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231022

you can always go with the c2d e6300 for an extra 50-60 bucks.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16819115005R
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post #19 of 22
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I'd like to thank this website for its great help. Overclocking is not going to be one of my options, which means I might switch to intel instead. I honestly want my computer to last really long and still be fast. Thanks for your help, I'll use this site to greater my knowledge and help anyone else out. Again, thanks

EDIT:
I forgot all about the pin for the memory slots, and most new intel compatible motherboards are now made with 240pin I believe. Correct me if I'm wrong. Thank you!
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post #20 of 22
It would be a very bad move to stick to Intel unless you're going with a C2D and since you want to keep your memory an X2 3800+ i think would be perfect for you, it'll definitely be faster then your P4 even if the clock speed is lower...don't be fooled by clock speeds, architecture of the cpu as a lot more to do nowadays, hell even my athlon xp rigs are faster then higher clocked P4.

I think that stevemc's suggestion would be perfect for you if you plan to overclock in the future.

But for a budget build for gaming and school work here's my sugg :

CPU :
Athlon64 X2 3800+
( i can't seem to find any though, maybe they stopped the production ) Back Order at tankguys.com (165$)

Motherboard :
Asus A8N-E (74.99$)

Video card :
e-VGA 7600GT(130$, 110$ after MIR) Best bang for the bucks in the mid-range area.

PSU :
Antec TruePower II 430Watt (70$)
Or any Antec powersupply that seems right for you, they're cheap and made of good quality. Just don't get a no-name one.

Hard Disk :
Western Digital Caviar SE16 250gig (80$)
Depending on what you have at the moment, it's not nice to have a powerfull computer and being limited by the hard drive, the SE16 are real nice drives and are more then affordable.

For a total of 440$ or 540$ if you get the extra drive.
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