If you are dealing with gaming AND video encoding, etc, I would say go quadcore. And as was stated previously, the new 45nm chips have the SSE4 instruction sets that have been shown to (pretty) drastically increase video encoding performance (along with other things dependent upon the instructions). With that said, I'd say wait until we start seeing some information flow in regarding the Q9450 (Q9550 if you want to throw down 250$ more) and then make your choice. I am going to be upgrading to the Q9450 when it comes out. I bought my E6750, which I LOVE and will be donating to my mothers system, when I was building this computer and was a little strapped for cash, but now I can afford to go Quad. And my new loop screams Q9450 in my sleep.
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3/7/08 at 7:31pm