I have been told by Geek Staff Members that I want to design my new PC around the Processor. I have found two processors that I think are good. Could someone take a look at them and tell me which is better. The Links where I found them are included:
AMD Athlon 64 FX-55
Processor Speed : 64 FX-55 / 2.60GHz
Processor Interface : Socket 939
Processor Class : Athlon 64 FX
Cache Size : 128KB L1 1024KB L2
Bus Speed : 2000MHz
Additional Technologies: HyperTransport
Fan : Included
Intel Pentium 4 550
Processor Speed : 550 / 3.40GHz
Processor Interface : Socket 775
Processor Class : Pentium 4
Cache Size : 1Mb
Bus Speed : 800MHz
Additional Technologies : Hyper-Threading
Fan : Not Included
This New PC will be used for Gaming, Watching Movies (DVD and Downloads) and general Internet surfing.
The cost of the processor is not that important to me since I am designing the system around it.
If you know of a better Processor for what I am using this PC for, please include a link to where I can find it (preferrably an internet retailer or wholesaler).
Please dont start another thread in this one concerning different hardware... I'm new at building my own PC and I want to keep it simple by starting with the processor. If I am not correct in starting with the processor Please point me in the right direction.
Your help is greatly appreciated. Thank You.