Under $60 CPU ?

Hello, I am building a low priced mother in-law rig and was wondering which CPU for under $60.

AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 2.2GHz Socket 754 Processor Model ADA3200AI04BX - OEM - $49.99

AMD Athlon 64 3400+ Venice 2.2GHz Socket 939 Processor Model ADA3400DAA4BY - OEM - $50.99

Intel Celeron D 352 Cedar Mill 3.2GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80552352 - Retail - $57

Thanks in advance.
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  1. the socket 939 A64 3400+ is the fastest
  2. AMD Athlon 64 3400+ Venice 2.2GHz Socket 939

    She's deserved this AMD processor, for letting you marry her Daughter (your wife) :D

    Maybe if you feel a little generous you would overclock to 2.4-2.5Ghz for a little more Juice with out much more heat, Just remember to use AS5 and good Case fan setup :P
  3. Quote:
    the socket 939 A64 3400+ is the fastest



    Ditto :wink:
  4. The S939 3400+ will slightly outperform the S754 3200+ in many scenarions and simply kill the CeleronD 352 across the board.
  5. 939 A64 3400+ it is then.


    Thank you all very much!
  6. Quote:
    AMD Athlon 64 3400+ Venice 2.2GHz Socket 939 Processor Model ADA3400DAA4BY - OEM - $50.99


    FTW!
  7. Go for the 939, its overall your best bet. (I'm 90% sure this system will never be upgraded anyways.)

    Since your buying a OEM processor for a cheep CPU cooler go for the ARCTIC COOLING ALPINE64, its $10 cools well enough and is quiet at low speeds. Just shove it all into a Antec or Ever Case and you can build the old battle axe a half decent budget PC. :P
  8. Thanks! I decided to save the extra $$ and went with the 939.

    lol.. I purchased the cheapest cooler from newegg but it had many great reviews.

    COOLER MASTER DK8-8ID2A-0L 80mm Rifle CPU Cooler - Retail $4.99
  9. Good choice; as long as you don't overclock, any cooler will be just fine for a K8 single core CPU :wink:
  10. Buy a Arctic Silver 5(AS5) and throw away the Paste that comes with the Hesatsink. And Indeed overclock a little(to ~2.5Ghz). Then you'll be awsome :D
  11. Quote:
    Hello, I am building a low priced mother in-law rig and was wondering which CPU for under $60.

    AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 2.2GHz Socket 754 Processor Model ADA3200AI04BX - OEM - $49.99

    AMD Athlon 64 3400+ Venice 2.2GHz Socket 939 Processor Model ADA3400DAA4BY - OEM - $50.99

    Intel Celeron D 352 Cedar Mill 3.2GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80552352 - Retail - $57

    Thanks in advance.


    Too bad you weren't looking for a cheap cpu when tigerdirect had that $10 sempron deal going... good times.... 8)
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