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I think the quadcore is more useful for people who go 3d rendering and video encoding, I will only use this for heavy-duty work game-wise and I don't do anything else. I've read some reviews in which they say a dualcore will be much more efficient for that purpose. What do you think?
Well I'm not positive on that, but the way I look at it (if I did the money conversions right) why pay more for 2 cores when you can pay less for 4 cores? Also, you said you wanted to future proof it, so I figured you might as well go quad core since its cheaper and eventually (if not now) will be better even at the apps you'd be running
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It is true, it will be a bottleneck, but then again, all hard drives are bottle necks, 3.0 gigabytes/second S-ATA cables, and a hard drive that would be god like if it could achieve anything near 1 gigabyte per second. http://www.anandtech.com/storage/sho...px?i=2101&p=10

For the most part, it doesn't increase performance that much, I would rather stick with 800 gigabytes of storage, or get a better graphics card/CPU than hassle with RAID 0. You could go with RAID 1, this is true RAID and will offer redundancy if one drive fails, it will also increase read speeds, so game loading time will be decreased.
    
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Some research on quadcore vs dualcore for gaming (my main and probably only purpose for the next few years) didn't yield any valuable results, the only short article I was able to find was this:

http://ve3d.ign.com/articles/807/807197p1.html

The only game that really makes use of the four cores seems to be Supreme Commander, obviously more games will come into play who will benefit from four cores. Then I guess I just have to ask from you computer guru's which you think will benefit my needs best, quadcore or dualcore?
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The increased clockspeed makes a real difference. If the games don't make use of all four cores then a higher clock speed will win, the problem is I don't know how long it'll take before games like those start to come out, except for Supreme Commander.

Hoping for some more reviews of my set-up
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