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For me atleast, i plan to build a PC near the end of this year, used mainly for playing games. However, i dont play FPS or any shooting games. The only type of game im interesting in are RPGs/MMOs. Do you ever think these types of games will ever optimize all 4 cores? Or will staying with 2 cores be better? For example, the E6850 that will be coming out soon?
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Honestly,?......... no.
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Games will more and more utilize multiple cores. Plus, what about the stuff running in the background while you play your game? If it is in your budget, get the quad core.
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For me atleast, i plan to build a PC near the end of this year, used mainly for playing games. However, i dont play FPS or any shooting games. The only type of game im interesting in are RPGs/MMOs. Do you ever think these types of games will ever optimize all 4 cores? Or will staying with 2 cores be better? For example, the E6850 that will be coming out soon?
Many will say it is more futureproof and in the future will work much better on games so if your not upgrading your CPU for a long while get a Q6600. On older games though the E6850 will work faster and some RPG's / MMO's don't need exactly the greatest of specs compared to FPS's...
    
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the problem with buying an expensive processor now to future-proof yourself is that the exact same processor will be cheaper in the future. so... i think dual cores with the higher clock speeds are definitely better.
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The E6850 comes out the same time as the intel price cuts doesn't it? Im not sure but is the Q6600 and the E6850 going to be the same price?
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The E6850 comes out the same time as the intel price cuts doesn't it? Im not sure but is the Q6600 and the E6850 going to be the same price?
Supposedly yes. The Q6600 is now way going to be $266 at first though.. the demand for it will be incredible. I reckon they will be at their supposed price within one or two months though. So many people are just waiting for them to come out that I'm sure companies will charge over the top prices.
    
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I'd get a dual core. If you ever need 4 cores, uprade and sell your old chip. However, it will probably be at least a couple years before you could even use it, and by then the quad core chips of today will be obsolete and you'll want a new one anyway
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I got a Quad Core because I will not be replacing any of my parts anytime soon. I will be adding another 2GB of Ram and Vista soon, but that's it. My 7900GTX is overkill anyway; the game I play requires:

-Intel Pentium III
-128MB of Ram
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-Keyboard
-Mouse

I have at least 60 times that.

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I'd get a dual core. If you ever need 4 cores, uprade and sell your old chip. However, it will probably be at least a couple years before you could even use it, and by then the quad core chips of today will be obsolete and you'll want a new one anyway
Agree 100%
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