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If you can wait till after Intel does their price drop, which I'm hearing is April 24, you might be able to fit a Pentuim 920 into your budget. It will have much better performance than the 805 and it runs on a 800mhz fsb instead of 533mhz. Also has 4mb cache. No promises but it is worth the wait to see if you can afford it over the 805.
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If you can wait till after Intel does their price drop, which I'm hearing is April 24, you might be able to fit a Pentuim 920 into your budget. It will have much better performance than the 805 and it runs on a 800mhz fsb instead of 533mhz. Also has 4mb cache. No promises but it is worth the wait to see if you can afford it over the 805.
Im going to be getting it in june so...
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Good point B33m3RBO, although I think the 920 will still be out of reach (805 is now $149.99 CAD, 920 $334.44 CAD, and I don't see it happening that the price of the 920 will be cut in half!)

I fould this somewhere (don't remember where, and these prices are in US$)

Given the budget, and the comments from others, the 805 is a nice little processor! 920 is obviously better, but out of reach imo (even after price drop). The sale on the 805 at ncix is good!

EDIT: if you get it in June, check prices of all parts again right before buying ... we all know the only thing less stable than computer part prices is the overclock we really want!!
    
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BTW, if i really want to overclock and dont care about graphics, i have a few matrox cards here, i could just throw one in.
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That price drop should make the 920 around $260-$280 Cad. Cheaper than a 820 currently. I think it would be worth the extra cash since the lower power usage will eventually save you money on the electrical bill. Plus they run at lower temps keeping your system cooler.
8 Series dual cores are like mini heaters. During the winter in Calgary my 830 at stock could keep my bedroom warm while it ran overnight.

Plus I'm not sure but I think I read somewhere in the forums that the 533mhz fsb on the 805 will limit your overclock potential.
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That price drop should make the 920 around $260-$280 Cad. Cheaper than a 820 currently. I think it would be worth the extra cash since the lower power usage will eventually save you money on the electrical bill. Plus they run at lower temps keeping your system cooler.
8 Series dual cores are like mini heaters. During the winter in Calgary my 830 at stock could keep my bedroom warm while it ran overnight.

Plus I'm not sure but I think I read somewhere in the forums that the 533mhz fsb on the 805 will limit your overclock potential.
I dont pay for the electric bill...my dad does. And that type of extra money just isnt in my budget right now.
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$100 CAD is indeed a steep extra investment considering his budget. Even if I had it, I'd recommend somehow to put that toward a Video Card. I think he has a nice little system going on now for the amount he can spend. For a video card, hey, that's what birthdays are for
    
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