I am hopeing that I can get some advice on making my computer. I am considering making myself a new computer out of parts that I buy on-line and/or at Fry’s. I am researching these CPU’s and I am trying to decide which CPU is the best to go with.
I am only a casual gamer, (I don’t play first person shooters), but I do occasionally play MMORPG’s and I would like a machine that will run Elder Scrolls 4 (oblivion) well, without any choppiness. Because I have to work for a living (as sergeants in the army like to say when people mistakenly salute them) I am budget minded. Which CPU is better and why; and which is second best. All are bare CPU’s with motherboards, new in a box witch need to be assembled; I will be buying the other parts separately.
#1 Intel Pentium D 805 Dual Core 2.66 GHz 800 2MB LGA 775
I know that this one is only listed as 2.66 clock speed, but I thought that it should be very, very good still as it is a true due core (so they say); this model does not have to use hyper threading technology to try to imitate the process of a duel corps on a single corps chip. But, the price on the online store is listing it as only a $106.99 (plus $16 for shipping)
#2 Intel Pentium 4 P4 661 3.6 GHz 800 660 2MB LGA 775 CPU
This one is $250 at its buy now price. I know that it is listed as a 3.4 clock speed, but it is not a true duel corps, it has to use hyper threading technology to try to imitate the process of a duel corps on one corps. So shouldn’t CPU #1 be better? Why is it so much cheaper?
I know I’m wrong on something here; but what is it?[indent=1]
Edited by sashby34, 20 August 2006 - 05:19 PM.