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March 1, 2007 8:08:57 PM

Im a student wanting to build a pc for myself and im tossing up between a core2 e4300 and a pentium d 945 because i can get them around the same price in NZ. From what ive read im thinking the e4300 but i may be wrong?
March 1, 2007 8:40:17 PM

You're not wrong. Go with the e4300.

-john
March 1, 2007 8:44:09 PM

The E4300 is so much superior to the 945.
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March 1, 2007 8:51:26 PM

E4300 vs a Netbust chip you are kidding right? The E4300 is clearly superior.
March 1, 2007 8:59:02 PM

Agreed.. E4300.

But if dirt cheap dual, the AM2 X2 3800+ (saw $109 NewEgg) can make the P-D 945 ($189 NewEgg) look pretty bad. :lol: 
March 1, 2007 9:01:57 PM

make sure you properly set it up for 2.6-2.8ghz - p5n-e mobo is nice gaming mobo or the lesser price p5n.
March 1, 2007 9:11:45 PM

He did mention cheap, so I doubt he would want a "gaming" mobo.
March 1, 2007 9:13:44 PM

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Agreed.. E4300.

But if dirt cheap dual, the AM2 X2 3800+ (saw $109 NewEgg) can make the P-D 945 ($189 NewEgg) look pretty bad. :lol: 

Newegg has gone crazy man; just take a look at this combo, couldn't believe when I saw it:
http://promotions.newegg.com/AMD/021407/index.html
8O
March 1, 2007 9:25:17 PM

3600+ is kinda low how high can you over clock with that chip - i usually use the 4200+ or 4600+ with better mobos.

those low end boards let you clock 2.6ghz? or 2.8ghz? anyone know?
March 1, 2007 9:30:06 PM

The e4300 is the better choice of the two.It over clocks nicely and performs much better.Although the D945 is nothing to sneeze at.But ya E4300 is better.

Dahak

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March 1, 2007 9:35:46 PM

By "cheap student" on your topic you mean yourself?
ts...ts...
improve your grades first then you cheap student!... then build yourself a PC!
hehe...
only joking...
Your topic should more be like: Cheap PC for student on a budget, and not cheap student!
March 1, 2007 9:38:47 PM

Go with 4300. If you want it more cheap, wait for the price cuts
coming up in April.
March 1, 2007 9:39:19 PM

Well,logainofhades got one of these cheap combos and sent that X2 3600+ to 2.8GHz without even pushing on the voltage.
March 1, 2007 10:13:11 PM

Im down in Wellington. Just got the 4300. Definitely go for it. Overclocks easy as, and the price aint too bad, even for NZ prices.
March 1, 2007 10:45:53 PM

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Im down in Wellington. Just got the 4300. Definitely go for it. Overclocks easy as, and the price aint too bad, even for NZ prices.


Yep. It even comes with a free sheep

:lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol: 
March 1, 2007 11:23:44 PM

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Well,logainofhades got one of these cheap combos and sent that X2 3600+ to 2.8GHz without even pushing on the voltage.


Hehe took that right out my mouth, I was going to give that very exmple :lol: 
March 2, 2007 12:58:36 AM

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Im down in Wellington. Just got the 4300. Definitely go for it. Overclocks easy as, and the price aint too bad, even for NZ prices.


Yep. It even comes with a free sheep

:lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol: 

lol.
March 2, 2007 1:26:24 AM

ROFLMFAO.Dude you got the wrong guy.I am not the cheap student.LOL.That would be the other guy named NZ YETI.Crazy dude.Good for a laugh though.Later.

Dahak

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March 2, 2007 7:22:16 AM

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3600+ is kinda low how high can you over clock with that chip - i usually use the 4200+ or 4600+ with better mobos.

those low end boards let you clock 2.6ghz? or 2.8ghz? anyone know?


A lot of people have done 3GHz on that Biostar Tforce 550 mobo Newegg is comboing with the OEM 3600+ X2 Brisbane... on air. As someone else said earlier in the thread, you can get 2.8 without even bumping voltage. It's one of the better OCing processors and definitely the one I'd go for on a budget. E4300 doesn't offer a very good price/performance ratio on a budget. I wouldn't go Core 2 unless I could afford 6300 or better.
March 7, 2007 3:20:09 AM

Thanks for all the replys guys. btw i knew the the e4300 was waaaay better its jus i had to do this paper on forum communitys and the like.
March 7, 2007 4:14:15 PM

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Thanks for all the replys guys. btw i knew the the e4300 was waaaay better its jus i had to do this paper on forum communitys and the like.

Well, at least when you've finished the paper post a link to it so we can rip it to shreds and humiliate you. At least that way we will get some payback for the time we invested! :twisted: :wink:

BTW, I believe the correct spelling is communities. :) 

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