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Old 3rd June, 2008, 04:28 PM
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Take a look at my signature. See Nos. 6-40? 3 Ghz D's with AsRock 4CoreDual-Sata2 MB's. Bought them for a song in quantity for my internet shops. Bottom line? They aren't good for much more than browsing.

I know that budget is always a factor, but I would NEVER buy this board or any like it again, even for the shops. For $40-$75 more, you can get a heck of a lot better, on many levels.

The Pentium D's run HOT HOT HOT. And they use a staggering amount of power, even when compared to Q6600s and the like. Get ready for a power bill if you are going to be folding or anything that keeps 'em running 24/7.

Don't mean to rain on your parade, but it's just my 2 cents.
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