if you have the money get a P4 with Ht and 800 Mhz bus, but if you are like alot of ppl, get an Athlon XP, as amd is cheaper, the boards are cheaper too. Like they said, you can save alot of money buy building it urself. i had a celeron for awhile, and lemme tell ya, IT SUCKS!!!!! even for stuff like surfing the net, it sucked. you do not want a duron or a celeron, they are worthless. Borgmeister, i had an emachines, and yes they do suck, lol.
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