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post #1 of 17
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OK I now have enough money for my sound card and GFX and have £338 ($550 - $580 US) left over for a new CPU!

I think i may choose:

Intel Pentium D 840 3.2Ghz Skt 775 Fsb 800 2 x 1Mb OR

Intel Pentium 4 660 3.6Ghz Socket 775 800Mhz 2mb OR

Intel Pentium 4 650 3.4Ghz Socket 775 800mhz 2mb

What processor should I get? Please feel free to suggest others (no AMD as i have DDR2 ram)
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post #2 of 17
I would just get the Pentium D 830, no sense paying more for .2Ghz when you could overclock it in a jiffy, the 820 actually is missing features that the 830 and 840 have though so stay away from that one.
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post #3 of 17
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ok any other suggestions?
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post #4 of 17
what type of applications will you be running? if you plan to do a LOT of multitasking go with the pentium d, otherwise i would go with the pentium 4 3.4.
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post #5 of 17
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I have just sold my 550 3.4 with 1mb cache - i plan to run games and not upgrade my cpu for another 1 and 1/2 years... I have 2GB ddr2 5400 G77Mhz ram and a 6800GS XFX gfx card ... What do you recommend...
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post #6 of 17
640 and water cooling
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I got the big typhoon Rated as good as low - mid end water coolers ... Any others?
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post #8 of 17
I love my 660. Runs stable @ 4.5 all day long.
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post #9 of 17
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I may now get eh 650 then i can just afford to get some Logitech Z-5500 Speakers 5.1/505w Rms speakers
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post #10 of 17
The 5500's are nice. look for a set of gigaworks(creative) S-700's. They rock!!
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