Originally posted by mikee
wait a sec.... they have a sempron 64 now?
Lol, I was surprised too when I found out a few weeks ago.
Get the Sempron 64 3400+ @ 2.0Ghz
. It will perform like a Athlon 64. It has 256MB L2 cache and thats the only thing different about it from an Athlon 64. The Sempron 64 3400+ is ~$135 I think. If thats too high for you, you could go for a Sempron 64 3000+ @ 1.8GHz
. Its $89, the only things different are its .2GHz less and has half the L2 cache.
Both are good choices for a budget PC.
I recommend this
motherboard to go with it. It has an excellent reputation.