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For budget rig go AMD X2 3600 or C2D e2140. e2140 is beter but a few more bucks.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116037
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103046

Pair the C2D with a ds3 1.3
Pair the AM2 with a tforce board.
    
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...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.
Or get killer audio.

Go for the C2D, they're cheap, and more energy efficient than the others.
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Usually, I'd say "Get a Conroe" or some kind of C2D, but if all he's going to be using this PC for is e-mail, internet surfing and a bit of DTP, then all you need is a single core Celeron imo... If you must go for dual core, look into the cost of going AMD rather than PD as, afaik, you should get better a better bang-for-buck with an AMD dual core, than a Pentium D, I think... Get something similar to this.

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Thanks for the input, I will consider the X2 3600. As for Celeron's? i hate them, so I would definitely not put that in a PC. I want to make sure he has a solid PC that doesn't lag.
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c2d beteer architure besides lower clock rate. Great ocers too.

The pd are just two p4's in one....
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PentiumD 1 physical core 2 virtual cores, C2D 2 physical cores. To make a PentiumD get as close as a C2d yoy should then overclock a PentiumD to 5GHz to reach a C2d on 3GHz. >>
    
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PentiumD 1 physical core 2 virtual cores, C2D 2 physical cores. To make a PentiumD get as close as a C2d yoy should then overclock a PentiumD to 5GHz to reach a C2d on 3GHz. >>
No pentium d is dual core.

That is pentium 4 hyperthreading
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Thanks for the input, I will consider the X2 3600. As for Celeron's? i hate them, so I would definitely not put that in a PC. I want to make sure he has a solid PC that doesn't lag.
Can you please tell us what the friend will be doing on the pc?
    
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Can you please tell us what the friend will be doing on the pc?
agreed
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Internet, email, pictures.... thats the whole thing. He's into cars, so he's on forums all day long... looking at pictures, idk what else he may do, possibly listen to music.
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