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Would you recommend an athlon II x2 for work,office use? or if I have the money I should just get an x4?

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Which one? 250? For a typical office machine, it should be fine.
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My office uses old Celerons and Pentiums with 512-1024Mb of RAM. One happens to have 4-6y.o. on board ATI graphics. Unless your work involves Photoshop and Video editing, you don't need a quad.
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It all depends on what your office does. If you render CAD than its a different build than if you use it for email and excel. I am guessing you are closer to the later.

Athlon II are a great budget chip and the x2 model should do you just fine. I would look at a chip around 3.0ghz, it has become a pretty standard performance point. I would also make sure your build has enough ram.... Large excel files can fill up 2 gig of ram pretty quickly along with windows and an email client open.

And while your out shopping don't be afraid of looking at the x3 chips, i love mine.
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I did my build with 'budget' in mind.Im using the 260 3.2.Im am able to game fairly well with the 260 + xfx 5770 at default cpu speed.Crysis,BFBC2,GTa4 etc.The 250+ should be plenty for office,work stuff.
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Thanks for your replies.
The pc is basically for excel,word,e-mail and that kinda stuff.It's for my ant and I'm thinking of getting at least 4 gb of ddr3 ram to install windows 7 x64.
Probably an Asus m4a88t mobo or maybe the 68 which has an older chipset but it's good enough for an athlon II x2.
If you have more suggestions,they are welcome.
 
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