Which Processor do I get? I’m looking to build a low budget pc so im going with AMD for the processor. Id like the processor not to cost over 100 dollars so I listed what appeared to be the better ones below that price… Id like the processor to be at least 2.8GHz and for it to be a quad core but would be fine with a tri-core with hopes of unlocking the 4th core when I got it. I also listed a dual core for the same reason. The pc would be used for searching the web(youtube, facebook, ect)basic video editing and watching movies. I was planning on buying a graphics card when I got a little more money and I don’t really know if that should effect which processor I should get. Also if you have any suggestions for motherboards and ram to go along with it please list them. THANKS!!! AMD Athlon II X4 630
I have an AMD PII X2 550 (non Black Edition) that unlocks and is completely stable as a quad. I don't know how well it will OC because I never tried. I have it listed on Ebay right now with a Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme. Great CPU and I would still be using it had I not got such a great deal on my current cpu/board...$250 ain't bad for an i7 860 and GB P55A-UD4P. Personally, if you buy new I agree with the previous 2 posts. I built my parents a pc with an Athlon 2 X3(4th core not stable) and notice no considerable differences between it and the three cpus I have had since building my parents pc(as far as gaming and general pc use goes). I've had a Q9550, PII 550 and my current i7 860. It all depends on what else you use your pc for really.