My friend told me that AMD processors are better than intel processors
and I want to get a new system for myself.I don't know which to go for
Have you checked the CPU benchmarks at places like these?
AMD CPUs were generally faster, until Intel came out with their Core2
CPUs. But do you really need a really fast CPU? Because if you're
not doing lots of image processing, game playing, or scientific or
engineering work, you may do just fine with something slower, and for
games the speed of the graphics card may matter more.
Fry's is often the cheapest for CPU/mobo combinations, and they
currently have a Core2 Duo E4300 (1.8 GHz, smaller cache) with mobo
for $130, or the slightly faster E6300 for $180. Heatsink is extra