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Hi Folks, my Intel based Rig is Almost Complete... all i need is the CPU and a HDD... Intel Cpus are Expensive though... My Budget is say around 100 $ for a Cpu

Right Now im thinking About this Pentium 2160
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116036

I hear it Oc Like crazy, and it would outperform Conroes if it had more Cache..
is it any good?

Im also thinking about this Pentium D
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116252

Its Clocked much much higher and has more Cache.... its only 20 $ more


So which one should it be? or if you guys can find a better Intel Dual Core that is no more than 120$Should i save up and get a Conroe? What about the New 45nm Wolfdales?
    
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get the 2160, don't even consider the Pentium D, it may be clocked faster and more cache but its definitely worse and overpriced.

If you get a 2160 and overclock it a bit, it will blow the pentium D away
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Stock E2160 chews on the Pentium D. Do not get that Netburst CPU.
     
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Second to get E2xxx. E2140 and E2160 have same scale so either one is fine. E2160 is Pentium Dual-Core under current Intel core microarchitecture so is far powerful than D930.
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get the 2160, don't even consider the Pentium D, it may be clocked faster and more cache but its definitely worse and overpriced.

If you get a 2160 and overclock it a bit, it will blow the pentium D away
I agree. save jing and get the better cpu 2160 ftw
    
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Allendale here i come. Well thanks for the Help Guys... Does the E2160 Run Very hot?
    
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Pentium D's aren't native dual core processors like C2D or Pentium Dual Cores.

If your looking to only spend >$100, then fsure go with the E2*** series. Check out these Pentium Dual Core results: http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/09/...ore/page7.html

Also Clubit is offering the E2160 for $3 cheaper than Newegg with free ground shipping.
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Allendale here i come. Well thanks for the Help Guys... Does the E2160 Run Very hot?
No. It runs much cooler than that monstrosity of a Penty D. If you intend to any serious overclocking, you had better invest in some thermal paste and a decent cooler, however.
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You'd have to be on crack to pick the pentium D over that E2160.
    
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