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    which cpu for £150?

    Hi,

    I've got just over £100 to spend on a cpu and I could go up to £150.(I'm going to upgrade my whole system inc mobo and ram)
    Which is the fastest CPU I could get?
    I've heard good things about the conroes.
    But they seem too expensive. Should I go for an AMD ?
    I could get a AMD dual core 4600 for about £150


    What do people think?


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    What about a Core 2 6300? Scan sell them for about £130 and AFAIK this will give you better performance than an AMD 4600.
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    I think you should get a Core 2 Duo for 120-130 quid.

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    thanks for the replies :
    I can see that Scan do the E6300 for £130.
    Would this really be better than a 4200 AMD?
    The E6300 is only 1.86ghz.

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    Yes it would, just as the 4200 AMD (2.2ghz?) is better than a 3.4ghz Pentium D

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    thanks.

    What would be a comparable CPU in AMD to the E6300?

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    It's hard to do a direct comparison, as they have different strengths and weaknesses.

    When you are CPU limited I think the AMD X2 5000 is probably about the closest at stock, but you have to bear in mind that the core2duo overclocks better and runs cooler and uses less power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ives View Post
    thanks.

    What would be a comparable CPU in AMD to the E6300?

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    Depends on application but I'd say a AMD x2 4600. I've got the E6300 and it overclocks like crazy. It would definitely be my choice.

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    The E6300 is a great budget CPU, just make sure you have some good fast RAM for it if you plan to overclock, the low multi doesnt help much
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    thanks.
    I've ordered one and some decent memory.

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    what about a motherboard?

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