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A friend of mine wants a budget Core 2 Duo build and I have the E4300 placed in there. I was wondering if there are any other budget CPU's in the low or sub $100 price range that could compare to this, or could be better.

Thanks.
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Originally Posted by Bacchus451 View Post
A friend of mine wants a budget Core 2 Duo build and I have the E4300 placed in there. I was wondering if there are any other budget CPU's in the low or sub $100 price range that could compare to this, or could be better.

Thanks.
E2140/E2160... They oc well and are great for under $100
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The lowest Core 2 Duo "4300" retails 117.00 on newegg.com. You're probably good jsut selling him the 4400 to begin with.
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E2140/E2160... They oc well and are great for under $100
Those are pentiums eww
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post #5 of 12
e6300 but 160$ (maybe when price drops soon)

The one you have is great.
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July 22nd man. Price drop mayhem will arrive.
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post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by Solarcaine View Post
Those are pentiums eww
Those new Pentiums are just named that to keep everyone, not in the know, on track! It's still an Allendale core and OC's like MAD!
post #8 of 12
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Those new Pentiums are just named that to keep everyone, not in the know, on track! It's still an Allendale core and OC's like MAD!

They may oc well but for the E4400 he has to offer his friend will be much better off. E2140/E2160/E4300/E4400 all carry the Allendale core but the only difference is that the pentiums only offer 1mb on the L2 cache as opposed to 2MB

Specs:

E4400 2.0GHz FTW

FSB: 800MHz
L1 Cache: 32KB+32KB
L2 Cache: 2MB



E4300 1.8GHz

FSB: 800MHz
L1 Cache: 32KB+32KB
L2 Cache: 2MB

------NICE BUT NO CIGAR------
E2160 1.8GHz

FSB: 800MHz
L1 Cache: 32KB+32KB
L2 Cache: 1MB

E2140 1.6GHz

FSB: 800MHz
L1 Cache: 32KB+32KB
L2 Cache: 1MB
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Hm, thanks for the help everyone. I'll probably wait until the price drops anyway, maybe by then a 6300 will be a viable solution.
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np...
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