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Is a e1200 a good cpu?

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I got a consumer that paid $450 for me to build them a pc. There not a gamer but might play some older games. Is a intel celeron e1200 fine or am i not doing the justice? Was considering a e4600 & others if the e1200 isnt good enough.

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E1200 is rather slow. I'd say it's good enough for office use, but if you can get them like an E5200 (or E4600 is fine, though less power efficient) then that's what I'd use. Or else build them something based on an AMD Athlon II X2, with DDR3 memory so they have more upgrade options in the future.
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Yeah the E1200 is only 1.6 ghz and only 512 L2 cache

E2180 is 2 giz and 1mb L2
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Basically, if they do anything more than Facebook and Word, like if they watch videos and multitask and such, look at the Pentium Dual Core (NOT Pentium D or 4) family of processors, or the Athlon II X2.

My grandmother uses an E2200, and I'd say the E2*** series of processors is around the minimum I'd use for anyone but a luddite.
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DO NOT get a i3 for a budget rig

Get a AMD x2, if they're hardcore intel get a E2xxx or E4xxx or E5xxx cpu
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Originally Posted by The Master Chief View Post
There's a much better build then one with an e1200
That's actually not a bad budget build.
post #8 of 14
X2 245 for $55 (amd's mb's are cheaper and usually have better onboard IGP)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103933
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Originally Posted by CravinR1 View Post
DO NOT get a i3 for a budget rig

Get a AMD x2, if they're hardcore intel get a E2xxx or E4xxx or E5xxx cpu

The i3 is superior in every way.
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
That's actually not a bad budget build.


And the case doesn't suck either! I bought it for $19.99 when newegg had it on sale like last year, ended up giving it to my dad and it has been a great case so far.
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The i3 is superior in every way.
the processor is $70 and the mb's will run more also.

He'd probably pay about the same with a X4 for $99 and a AMD MB with onboard IGP


Get a better processor, cheaper mb, better IGP


Here is a budget build with a X4 and 4 gigs ram and 1.5 tb hd for $300
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=12760654
Edited by CravinR1 - 4/12/11 at 3:11pm
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