Originally Posted by imperium
I am a little confused on processors and the PCI-Express thing too. How do I know certain motherboards have a PCI-E spot?
And with processors, what is the different between Duo-Core and all that stuff? Is a 1.66 Duo-Core better than a regular 3.0?
I'm not going to try to explain the PCI expres. I'm not refusing it to be mean, i'm just too tired to explain that in a way that would make sense.
By Duo-core, do you mean Dual-core? if so, it depends. the Pentium 4 could kill a Pentium D (which is dual core) in gamming, and the D could kill the 4 in multi-tasking. However, if you are talking about the Core 2 Duo, then yes, even its lowest 1.86 is better than any previous generation of pentium processors. Well, i shouldn't say any, more like most.
For processor, i would get a Core 2. They are the best on the market right now. They run off of the intel socket 775, so you will need a 775 motherboard that says its compatable with the Core 2. Newegg does a great job at letting you know a boards compatability. I won't start naming prices and parts for you since i don't know a price range, but for the best bang-for-your-buck in the processor market the E6600 (2.4 Ghz) is the way to go.