So, I know there are a few computer experts here..... I haven't built a computer in a couple years and haven't kept up with the technology. I'm looking for a processor in the $100 dollar range. The AMD's seem to be a little more pricy than I remember. I've found two Intels that seem to suit my needs, but I can't decide on which one... one is the Pentium 4 (541) 3.2ghz prescott 800mhz fsb, with hyperthreading the other is a Pentium D (820) 2.8ghz Smithfield 800mhz fsb with dual core basically, it's hyperthreading versus dual core. both are about $100, but I'd have to sacrifice 400mhz for the dual core. Is there an AMD variant comparable to these that I haven't seen? I'm probably going to run a Gigabyte board, i've been very happy with them. I am still running a 1Ghz AMD athalon machine I built in 2001 with a Gigabyte board. It's been struck by lightning twice, and is still running.