Well for most of my PC'ing life I have like AMD. Seemed to give more bang for the buck, although sometimes running a little hotter. I know I dont like my Intel Centrion Mobile chip set in my laptop, but I do like the AMD 3500+ in my desktop, and the AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual core 4200+ in the computer I use at work. I have heard a lot of bad things about the Pentium's, and pretty much was a blind follower of AMD CPU's So now im looking to build a decent machine for myself, and was reading through PC building guide, looking the Entery Level pc (which im liking the looks of, it fits in my budget nicely). Well it recommended intel CPU. Says the "Intel Core 2 Duo E7200: The new budget king" Make me stop and think. So I did some googling, and found mostly in favor of Intel, but most of the results were 4 or 5 months old. And the computer world seems to change so much that its almost ancient history now in "PC years" So If I'm going to be putting a new pc together in the near future what would guys guys recommend, in the same price range as the Entry Level pc guide had for cpu/mobo, for a dual core cpu. Should I go Intel or AMD? Is the Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 still the budget king??