Cpu under $225

Heya

Looking for the best cpu under $225.
I currently have a pentium 4 (3Ghz) Do you think I should upgrade...?
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  1. Core i5-750.
  2. Core i5 750 Processor $199.99USD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215&cm_re=Core_i5-_-19-115-215-_-Product

    Paired with an Asus motherboard $119.99USD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131604&cm_re=Core_i5-_-13-131-604-_-Product

    And 4GB of Corsair XMS3 memory $94.99USD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145260

    and you've got yourself an excellent rig with room to grow (the motherboard supports AMD CrossfireX technology as well as the newer 32nm Core i5/i7 LGA 1156 processors on the horizon).
  3. You would need a new motherboard, ram, etc. as well. Is $225 your whole budget or only for the CPU?
  4. Or you could get an AMD PhenomIIx4 955, a crossfire capable AM3 790Xmotherboard , 2x2 GB of DDR3 1600 RAM, an Antec case and a 400w Antec power supply at the same price ($415). It's not as fast as the i5 750, but if you're still using a P4 you're probably not a power user.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.308218

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.304792
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