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Hey guys, I'm building a computer for my friend. He is not going to be overclocking, gaming, or any type of editing.

His uses are for internet, email, and pictures. He wants to spend around $1000, with a 22" monitor (Samsung). I was debating whether to go the E4300, or a Pentium D 930. I used a Pentium D 930 at a store and it worked great.

Advice? (Maybe AMD?)

Thanks guys!
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post #2 of 44
getC2D or wait till July 22 to get a quad core for only $266, Pentium D's are terrible for gaming, C2D's are better overall
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Take my word for it P'Ds are crap for games. If he wants it now get a C2D E4300 for good bang.
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If hese not going to be doing anything fun/intensive, get him the cheapest dual core CPU you can nab.
    
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i went to frys about a month ago and bought a pentium D 915 2.8GHZ 4meg L2 and ECS mobo for 79 bucks it was a unbeatable deal and so far only one BSOD! LOL thats good for a ecs.
    
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Hey Blade & Nick! He is not going to be using it for any of those things (Gaming, overclocking, and editing)
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post #7 of 44
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Hey Blade & Nick! He is not going to be using it for any of those things (Gaming, overclocking, and editing)
yeaa i kno, but C2D is the better CPU
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yeaa i kno, but C2D is the better CPU
that was the fastest reply ever....
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post #9 of 44
if hes not going to be gaming or anything i would say get the pentium D, or even go for a cheap amd x2 setup if your really insisting on dual core.
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post #10 of 44
...What exactly is he going to be doing?

A budget that big is wasted really if he's not gaming, may as well spend less.
    
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