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Celeron g550 or pentium g2120

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January 5, 2013 5:00:10 PM

I want to build budget computer which would be used approximately for next 6-8 years. I almost shure that today g550 would be enough but since It wouldn't be upgraded for long time may be it worth to buy g2120?
Basically question is Sandy Bridge vs Ivy Bridge but since there are no celeron in ivy bridge I compare it with pentium.

I see 3 main difference between this processor:
1) Ivy bridge vs Sandy Bridge advantages:
g2120 supports ddr3 1600 (compared to 1066 in case of g550)
has a little bit better integrated graphic (probably)
2) Pentium vs Celeron advantages:
higher clock speed and cache 3.1 GHz vs 2.6 GHz and 3M vs 2M
3) g2120 is two times more expensive 93$ vs 44$

How do you think is it worth to pay two times more? Especially intrested in ddr3 1600 vs ddr3 1066, would I feel any difference (now or in future)?

build would be following:

ASRock B75 PRO3 (s1155, Intel B75, 2 x PCI-Ex16)
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB 7200rpm 64MB ST1000DM003 3.5 SATAIII
Corsair DDR3-1600 4096MB PC3-12800 (Kit of 2x2048) XMS3 Dominator (CMX4GX3M2A1600C9)
Lite-On DVD±RW SATA iHAS124-04 Black
Case: LogicPower 8830 500W Black
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January 5, 2013 5:05:44 PM

What is this computer gonna be doing? You didn't mention.
If you're just gonna be internet surfing & what not, the G550 is more than ample for several years, I don't know about 8, but I'd say 3-4.
If you're gonna be gaming, G2120 man.
You probably also are gonna want a GPU so that it'll be solid for years, a 7750 will be ample for a low price.
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January 5, 2013 5:19:15 PM

In 95% it would be internet browsing and watching movies, sometime maybe gaming like WOT or some avia simulators (I hope that integrated graphics would be enough for that). I dont plan to buy videocard, atlest in first 2 year, but later I might add it.
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January 5, 2013 5:23:43 PM

I would say the Celeron is enough, if you're not planning on gaming.

But why whould you go for a B75? A H61 should be fine in your case, since I cant see why you need USB3 and SATA600?
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January 5, 2013 5:35:20 PM

I choose B75 Exactly because of usb 3.0 and sata3) I think It could be useful in next 5 years.
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January 5, 2013 6:44:49 PM

That is true, but I just looked at your current gear and then I would say you could save money there as well.

Furthermore I wouldn't trust the 500 watt PSU in that case - it's some really cheap Russian/Ukranien power supply.
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January 6, 2013 2:18:33 PM

You right, I should take cheaper motherboard : ASRock B75M-GL R2.0
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January 28, 2013 11:29:56 PM

celeron=BAD even if ur not gaming
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January 29, 2013 3:29:33 AM

^celeron not at all bad.i know the olden celeron was not good.but its new celeron even it is faster than core 2 duos.
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