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ok i canget a p4 3.0 for 249 or a celeron 2.96 for 89 both new, whats btter 4 gaming???????? whats the diffrence. both sibgle core.
 

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Go the P4, celerons suck. A celeron at 2.96, is like a P4 being at 2.0ghz, or less.
Where are you looking for buying these? Newegg has a P4 oem for 82.
 

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ok i canget a p4 3.0 for 249 or a celeron 2.96 for 89 both new, whats btter 4 gaming???????? whats the diffrence. both sibgle core.

I hope you are getting a whole system for that price including mobo, ram, case, vid card, optical drive, etc. If its just for the chip that is very expensive. You can get Core 2 Duo chip for that price.

Anyways, the P4 is better than the Celeron. One difference I know is that the P4 has bigger L2 Cache
 

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I'd keep what you have!

Celeron will be worse than what you have now, and the 3.0 won't be enough increase in performance to be worth the $$

What motherboard do you have? With a good motherboard, PSU, and cooling, you might be able to overclock that current CPU you have a bit. At least a good bit over 3.0GHz.

What is your budget for upgrades?
 

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you might be able to overclock that current CPU you have a bit. At least a good bit over 3.0GHz.

For sure...if even if have a 533fsb...always oc before you upgrade!
With an increase in buss speed and cpu, you will probably be pretty pleased with the results + the cooler and RAM if purchased, could always go toward a future build. I just built a budget system for my father in law->

asrock 478 board- 43.00$
P4 2.53ghz/ 533fsb @ 3.15ghz- 38.00$
1g corsair ddr400- 72.00$
radeon9550 128m agp- 65.00$
80g barracuda- 50.00$
cd-r/dvd- 42.00$
Tt-BT - 48.00$
Ultra 600W/ 2x12v - 65.00$
= 423.00$
 
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