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January 31, 2009 8:45:27 AM

I plan to use my pc mainly for MSN, music, websearching and the occasional game.

I have the choice of either:

Intel pentium D 5.6Ghz dual core (2.8 each)
Intel pentium dual core E2200
Intel pentium dual core E5200

I cant really afford to go to a core 2 duo and am hoping that my requirements dont really need one...correct?

Thanks in advance!

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January 31, 2009 9:08:46 AM

THE E5200 is a great low budget chip...I don't know what your budget is, but for $120 the e7400 is also great. Of the 3 you listed the e5200 is the best
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January 31, 2009 9:27:41 AM

Since you don't appear to be a hardcore gamer or extreme overclocker you don't need the latest and greatest processor or expensive motherboard and ram. On the other hand you did mention occasional gaming so a dual core processor would be a good choice. It also sounds like you're on a budget. Check prices at newegg.com and pricegrabber.com. If you have the time check periodically over a one month period. The vendors often have specials. Sometimes the bargain basement prices are only good for a couple of days. I've even seen one day only bargains. You may luck out.

You're best bet if it's within your budget would be the E5200.

This forum has a very large group of hardcore gamers who are into serious overclocking. A lot of the articles and reviews are for gamers. What I am about to say is totally different. If it weren't for the occasional gaming you mentioned, then an old Intel Pentium III 600Mhz cpu would meet your needs which are minimal.

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January 31, 2009 11:50:21 AM

E2220 or E5200
January 31, 2009 10:03:36 PM

e5200 easy! its 73$ free shipping best bang 4 buck great ocer
January 31, 2009 10:19:25 PM

I agree with antmiu2. You could use any of those three for what you mentioned, but the E5200 is much better than the rest. And for $73, it's the best choice by far.
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