Intel Pentium D vs Conroe e6400
My friend is building a PC, well not really building but having one put together for him. The guy who is doing it says that the Intel Pentium D 945 65-nm technology 2x2 MB L2 3.40 GHz 800 MHz is a better choice for him than the core 2 duo e 6400 (which will cost him $50 more).
I know a little of the conroe tests and how good that processor is but know nothing of the pentium D series. Is it worth it to pay an extra $50 to get the 6400 or is the guy at the store right in saying that the D 945 is a more powerful processor.
Please keep in mind, he will be using this machine for basic things, like surfing the web, word processing, etc. He knows nothing of OC'ing and will never know, he is basic on PCs.
AMD Athlon 64 3500+ [939 Socket] W/ ASUS "A8N-SLI Premium" (OC'd @2.4ghz) | 560W Silverstone Spider PSU | Kingston 1024 MB [512MB X2] DDR-400 PC3200 Memory | Dual MSI Nvidia GeForce 6600GT 128MB DDR3 128-bit PCIe @555/1111 in SLI | Samsung 19" LCD 930B (8ms) | Western Digital 200 GB SATA II (x2) | LG Dual Format/Double Layer 16X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive