For the CPU, I have the choice of going with a used Pentium D 945 @ 3.4ghz, for 35$.
OR, going with a brand new Celeron E1400 @ 2ghz for 50$
I know that generally, Core 2 architecture kicks major netburst ass.
But since the cheap mobo I showed you above probably won't OC that well, would it be better to go with the significantly higher clocked Pentium D instead of the Celeron? It also has a much larger cache (2MB per core vs 512kb per core, on the Celeron).
PS: I know that there would be no comparison between a Pentium D and a higher-end Core 2 CPU, but since the choice is only between these 2 CPUs, I'm left wondering if the Pentium D's higher clock has the advantage over the Core 2 tech in this case.