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Old 07-30-2007, 10:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm just curious how these inexpensive cpu's stack up. With and without overclocking potential. At this price range are amd a better bet?

Intel Pentium 4 650 Prescott 3.4GHz 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - OEM


Intel Dual-Core E2160 Allendale 1.8GHz 1MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
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Old 07-30-2007, 10:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd take the Allendale with or without overclocking.

But I'd definitely overclock it.
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I second that Allendale. It's dual core, and it's so much better than a P4, even at stock speeds.
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So.... because it is dual core it is essentially 1.8 x 2 = 3.6 ghz?
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No you don't combine speed like that. It's just two cores each running at 1.8GHz....

It's also not just because it's dual core. Even though it has a lower stock speed, I believe they can do more instructions per clock, than a P4 at 3.2GHz, making them more efficient. I also believe they consume less power than the P4, as well. This E2160, can overclock really well too.
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E2160 is by far much better....

Prescott was just a mistake done by Intel. I own one and I can tell you that P4 prescott get heated quickly and it makes a lot of noise........

Edit: Even E2140 which is cheaper than P4 you posted outperforms it by far
Newegg.com - Intel Dual-Core E2140 Allendale 1.6GHz 1MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
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Ok so this topic has now got me thinking about building a very inexpensive yet decent build. Any comments are appreciated. Use would be for basic gaming and web development. Some graphic design and video processing. Nothing serious. But would like to overclock.

CPU - Intel Dual-Core E2140 Allendale 1.6GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E2140 - Retail

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CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 675 (PC2 5400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

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G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail


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GIGABYTE GA-P35-S3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

PSU - Rosewill RP500-2 ATX 2.01 500W Power Supply - Retail

Case - COOLER MASTER Centurion 534 RC-534-KKN2-GP Black Aluminum & Mesh bezel / SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Graphics Card - Please suggest one. Don't want any overkill, want best bang for the buck. Will be used with a 17 or 19 inch monitor. Anything around $100 or less if possible.
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Definitely go with the G. Skill NQs.
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g-skill nq's....
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How does the motherboard look for compatibility and overclocking?
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