Originally posted by knuckle50
go for intel. just look at the benchmarks, a 3.4 ghz p4 beats most of the amds in a comparable price range, and you can overclock pentiums when you cant overclock amds. imagine how much better the p4 will be with overclocking compared to the amds
P4 3.4c=425$ (newegg)
AMD 64 3200+=282$ (newegg)
and wait...which one is higher on the charts?
and if you want to compare ~ same priced AMD vs. Intel
AMD 64 3400+=410 (still 15 dollars less)
and the 3400 scores similar in synthetic benchmarks, but crushes it in the gaming tests