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my friend wants me to build him a new comp. he plays TF2 and oblivion. should i build one with a Pentium 4 550 3.4ghz (with ddr2, the P4 is just the starting cpu, might upgrade later) for $55, or a Sempron 2100 (dual core, 1.8ghz) for $50
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post #2 of 19
is that an AM2 sempron?
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uhhhhh, NEITHER, a celeron dual core (conroe) is $50 and will pwn any of those
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...6064&Tpk=E1200
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yes, am2, dual core. just thought that the P4 might offer a little bit of "oomph" for his older games
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post #5 of 19
never get a P4, they SUCK!

if you can up it to $70, a e2180 2ghz will rock
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116052
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post #6 of 19
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uhhhhh, NEITHER, a celeron dual core (conroe) is $50 and will pwn any of those
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...6064&Tpk=E1200
thought about it, but in reviews, the Celeron is just below the sempron in gaming benchmarks, and requires a motherboard that is much more expensive than the cheapest AM2 motherboard
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post #7 of 19
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never get a P4, they SUCK!
Netburst is the only architecture from Intel that i have really ever liked. they arnt efficient, but they last for ever, and they get the job done
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post #8 of 19
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never get a P4, they SUCK!
I agree. I would lean towards a new intel.

Go with an E2180 or similar.
post #9 of 19
I Though Those Dual Core Semprons were only in China? What Are they? 2 Brisbrane Cores?

By All Means i Would Get one but yeah check out the E21xx Series
    
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I agree. I would lean towards a new intel.

Go with an E2180 or similar.
real, real tight budget for the whole computer. most will be spent on video card.

so the options:

P4 and a nice mobo that will support C2Ds but not newer chips OR
Sempron dual core with a cheap mobo that will support pretty much every CPU amd has to offer, and spend more on the video card.

just thought mabey that the P4 might have a little more power for the older games he plays
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