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December 7, 2008 1:00:30 AM

Okay, despite earlier posts i guess i just need to be specific to my quesiton
for stock speeds what is the fastest processor around $75-80 (give or take a few)

I am redoing my current system to get a new mobo, processor and ram

but i dont' plan to Overclock at all and want to know what company/ model will give me the biggest bang for the buck stock!

Hope you can help :D  thanks so much!

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December 7, 2008 1:17:57 AM

the no end dilemna ! INTEL forever ;) 
December 7, 2008 1:26:17 AM

It's probably a tie between the E5200 and the 6000+
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December 7, 2008 1:31:16 AM

I don't know if you can post a statement like that TurboFlame, that's pretty unbiased. LOL
December 7, 2008 1:31:53 AM

E5200 if your overclocking, AMD 6000+ if not and because its cheaper...
December 7, 2008 1:46:15 AM

I agree with Turboflame.
But the E5200 is a bit over the $80 (using Newegg pricing, by $3). The 6000+ is $76.00.
So, yup...those 2 CPUs would be the best to compare with each other for your build.
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December 7, 2008 2:02:48 AM

Personally I prefer amd for budget builds. amd boards IMO tend to offer a lot more for your money. I think you should compare the prices of cpu and mobo together.
December 7, 2008 2:24:49 AM

The e5200 goes up to 4.0 the 6000+ gets no wear near 4.0
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December 7, 2008 2:32:05 AM

If overclocking, the Intel E5200 is the way to go. If not, they're fairly close, and I'd probably give the edge to the AMD because of budget boards.
December 7, 2008 2:52:08 AM

since you dont plan to overclock and you are budget limited, i would get the 6000+ and a decent motherboard. you will definitely have more selections in budget platforms on the AMD side of the fence when it comes to motherboards.
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