Originally Posted by Prodigy146
ah wow pc n00b you really want to pay $870 for a dual core set up? You can get a amd quad core build (phenomII) for the same price perhaps lower. And with the money you save you can get a Core 216
Also Have you ever built a comp before pcnoob?
Quad core is too expensive for my budget so I need to stick to that wolfdale but I'm not sure if there's an intermediary between a dual core like the E8400 and the next best thing which like I said is too expensive. and I do want to stick with intel and below $200.
I'm not entirely sure that 260 core 216 is worth it with that processor... could it be bottlenecked?
I'm second guessing the new monitor but in its place what should I get?
OH and I have built a computer before but that was back in 2004 i think. it had a 7600GT, a 2400 AMD, and a 250 gig HD among other things