very true but i was going for a low cost but effective machine. the cheapest x2 3800+ i have found is like $330 but then you have to spend more on a mobo to support it. cheapest i have found the two is $330 for the cpu and $75 for the mobo which as you can see is about the total price of the entire machine. then again a celeron d would work nicely with this machine as well and a combo pack from tigerdirect.com can be about the same as the amd i listed. ooo and add about $90 to that for a windows xp home edition oem version os.
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