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Old 07-02-2006, 05:20 PM   #11 (permalink)
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no, dual cores have been around for a while, and are becoming the standard. wait till end of july, and you'll probably see the price of dual cores drop nicely. make up your mind when the new intel technology is released, and the new AMD prices are out.

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Old 07-02-2006, 05:36 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Dual cores are sweet, but single cores are more affordable.

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Old 07-02-2006, 11:13 PM   #13 (permalink)
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if you want an asus a8n5x board i can sell it to you for 60, its brand new, aim me if your interested
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Old 07-03-2006, 12:37 AM   #14 (permalink)
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My PC is technically horrible but it's going strong for quite a while, just get what you need

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