I'm not looking for the latest or the greatest. Pentium 4 seems to be a major price jump over the celeron. For my uses, I just want something that will last me a few years, and work reliably.
I would consider a used one, if it came from the right source, I dont trust ebay - at least not for items like these where condition makes such a dramatic effect on performance and value.
1990 500sl R129 - 76k Original Miles - New project - Follow the saga http://90r129.blogspot.com/
1990 190E 2.6 148k mi (sold)
1989 420 SEL 246k mi (sold)
1995 C220 175k mi (sold)
1992 190e 2.6 74k original miles (sold)
2000 c230 Kompressor 122k miles (RIP)
1996 C220 149k mi (sold)
2000 C230 Kompressor Sport 127k (sold)
2009 Mercedes c300 4matic
2006 Mercedes s430
2005 Jaguar XJR
2003 Cadillac Escalade