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    Question Which Dual Core Processor?

    I'm looking at buying a new PC as mines getting a bit long in the tooth and I've seen a deal with Mesh whereby I can get a system with a Pentium D925 Dual Core 3.0GHz (4Mb cache, 800MHz) as the processor, for a little over £750. Does this CPU compare favourably with the newer ones out there or should I spend a little extra and get a system with a Core 2 Duo processor (I could get a E6400 for just a little more)?

    It's been a while since I bought my last PC so any help greatly appreciated.

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    Do not buy a system with Pentium D now, Core 2 Duo all the way. The difference between the 2 is light-years
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    That sounds fairly conclusive Thanks

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    agreed, the new ones make the old ones look a bit pants. Go core 2 duo, youll be glad you did
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    Cheers Clunk, I'll go down that route then.

    Does anyone have any experience of PCSpecialist? I've just priced a Core 2 Duo spec machine on their website and it's come in at a good price. They look ok but looks can be deceptive

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    Yup, agreed from me as well. Pentium D is basically a normal Intel chip but with 2 cores, so the only difference you'd see is probably when multi-tasking & when compiling films etc.

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    Go for the Core 2 duo E6300 nice and cheap and good reviews too. It shouldn't add too much to your overall cost.
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    Yep definitely core2duo just take a look at tomshardware.co.uk for benchmarks and you will see!

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