Remember clockspeed as a rule of thumb hasn't meant literally crap for almost a decade.
My last processor 2.4ghz fx-53 top of the line 1,000 dollar processor (2004, perhaps 11/2003)
My new processor 2.66ghz i7 920, 10x faster, $275 *fastest chip series around i7* here in 2010
On top of that there are plenty of 3+ ghz processors SLOWER than my fx-53, which is a piece of crap single core now.
Just letting you know. Because what you were asking about buying is slower than my 6 year old computer. It says 3.2 ghz, but is slower than my 2.4ghz fx-53.
700 dollars for that is the biggest rip-off. He probably bought it for 50 bucks and trying to make a profit off someone who thinks any 3 ghz computer is good. It isn't. I don't even think it's worth 50 bucks, unless it's for a 3 year old and you don't care if he spills stuff all over it.
Don't get screwed.
I'd also go for a quad core. Not too much more overall. Good thing you asked, because spending 700 dollars for that is like paying 20,000 for a Pinto.
Edited by CardsFan88, 26 January 2010 - 11:08 PM.
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