Originally Posted by VampD
Much thanks and appreciation to all who replied with recommendations! Is there anyone who may offer an alternate intel processor choice that is equivalent or near the same price?
There isn't really an equivalent at the same price... But I suppose an E3300 is what you'd be looking at? Maybe an e5300?
"The Athlon II X2 240 would wipe the floor with an E3300, and probably best out an e5300 in most cases and definitely in gaming."
The Athlon II X2 240 has an integrated memory controller that helps contribute to it's gaming performance, as well as having higher clocks than it's Intel competitors.
If you want a sub $400 for gaming, AMD is the way to go, Intel won't be up to par at this price point.