Originally Posted by Prodigy146
You do know that cpu is totally worthless. a dual core with 6mb of l3 cache will do nothing for you. if you really cant afford $20 more for an X3 or $40 more for an X4 you need to just get this
. Its 300mhz slower and it almost matches the 550 in performance, dont take my word for it read this:
Also why would you ask if you should overclock is if you want to just stick with stock speeds? And why dont you know what overclocking means? Almost everyone who builds a computer knows what overclocking is (thats usually WHY there building in the first place)..
Well, I'm sorry. Thanks for the help, I'm just building a computer for the EXPERIENCE. And yes, I have no idea what "overclocking" is, and that's fine. I was just wondering if it would be worth my time to learn about it, that's all.
And I might do what you say and get that cheap CPU, I don't know... thanks for the suggestion. But really, I am a VERY new beginner, and just started getting interested in building computers about 3 days ago, so sorry I'm not up-to-par with you.