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Boon
06-21-2008, 08:24 PM
Wanna build a new PC. Looking to buy a bare bones kit from Tiger Direct and add to it. Any recommendations for processor to go with? Use for surfing web, email, Excel, mp3, photos, etc. Any ideas?

irishjayhawk
06-21-2008, 08:31 PM
Wanna build a new PC. Looking to buy a bare bones kit from Tiger Direct and add to it. Any recommendations for processor to go with? Use for surfing web, email, Excel, mp3, photos, etc. Any ideas?

I don't know. Depends on how you want to scale this computer.

Intel is apparently going to release quad core processors soon. If you hold out a bit, it could shoot down the prices of Core Duo 2s pretty heftily.

Boon
06-21-2008, 09:24 PM
What is scaling? Are the Core Duo 2's pretty good CPUs?

irishjayhawk
06-21-2008, 09:34 PM
What is scaling? Are the Core Duo 2's pretty good CPUs?

Scaling as in how many times are you going to upgrade. What is it going to keep up with?

I think so, but some people are AMD fans. I like them both. I have a Core Duo 2 right now in my Mac. I think it's pretty effective. Obviously, a quad core would be better. ;)