Pentium 4D 920 (Dual 2.8 Ghz) 4MB Cache vs e2140
i want to use the e2140
i can get the Pentium 4D 920 (Dual 2.8 Ghz) 4MB Cache for 10 pound more if i want
but what would be better for games
Never ever ever in your entire life pick the the Pentium D. The Pentium Dual-core, is okay but not the Pentium D series. The Pentium D is really out-dated, highly inefficient, produces a lot of heat, and is overly expensive for the money you pay for it. Stick to the E2140. If you want to overclock, the E2160 would be a better choice for like 20USD more.
That's some pretty lowbrow humor there weskurtz. I thought you were better than that.
To the OP: The D 920 actually performs a little bit worse than the e2140 on average. You definitely don't want to pay more for less performance. Stick with the Pentium E2140.
I know, I slip up every now and then and say something stupid. (couldn't find the embarrassed smiley)......
Just to give you a back ground on the Pentium D-eez nutz..... When I was in the military (there is a key to the entire thing) a good friend of mine bought an 820 thinking it would be a good performer. He, at that time, was an Intel fanboy. I had a X2 3800 which pretty much blew his 820 away in every task. So, when we would start to discuss his Pentium D I would chime in with the afore mentioned phrase.
When I posted it I know I was being childish, but despite my better judgment I posted it.
To add something useful to this thread. Stay away from the Pentium D's and all of netburst. If you cannot afford Core 2 and the Pentium D is less expensive(don't know the pricing at this time) go with AMD. If the price is close, and you can afford it, go with any of the Core 2 cpu's. You will be much better off and will not regret it.