I need advice on which CPU I should buy. I'll be using the system to browse the internet, occasional word processing and game playing. The games I play are old, ranging from the mid 90s to around 2004/05, although I would like the CPU to have the ability to play the occasional new game such as the new Deus Ex game and Max Payne 3 when it's out. I don't mind if the settings are low on those games. I'll be using an ATI HD5770 which I already have and also my copy of XP Home Edition.
My budget is very low also I'm in England so I'll post the prices in sterling as well as the approximate equivalent in US dollars. I have around £60.00/$95.00 to spend.
The CPU's I'm considering have all been priced on ebuyer.com.
AMD Athlon II X3 460 3.4GHz Socket AM3 (this one will make up its added cost on savings on the mobo)
Toms put both on the same performance bracket as the Intels personaly i would prefer it. The CPU may seem over budget a little but the AM3 socket it uses means you can get a cheaper motherboard (am3 or am3+)