I think to buy Pentium D 3.2 GHz. I need some opinions about how will he handle new games with 1GB DDR2 ram 667 MHz and GeForce 8600 GT or GeForce 8800 GT... and is CPU really important in games... any opinions are aprishiatet. Thx
Why buy an old tech processor?
Core 2 Duo is the way to go.
Very cheap called Pentium Dual core
E2140, E2160, E2180, E2200
Low budget C2D:
E4500, E4600, E4700
E6550, E6750, E8200,
E8400, E8500, Q6600, Q9300, Q9450
We need info on your hardware so we can help you choose.
Motherboard maker + model
RAM you said 1GB DDR2 (single or dual channel)?
LCD/CRT + resolution
Geforce 8600GT and 8800GT are worlds apart.
Upto 1280x1024 screen resolution and low details you could go with 8600GT. Anything above that and 8800GT is the way to go.
Since the Core2 architecture is vastly superior to the Pentium D and the Core2 can be bought for so little, there shouldn't be any reason to get a Pentium D (not the same as Pentium Dual Core which is actually a cheap Core2). You need to make sure your motherboard will support a Core2, but any moderately modern chipset will.
Well it's Pentium D is cheaper and can do the work all i need is to change the graphic card. The motherboard is foxcon. chipset is intel 945 G or smth like that and support C2D processors
Thx for the advices