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Smart call. Don't get the quad core . Totally useless investment.
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If he's going to be upgrading in the next year, getting the free e4500 would be the better choice. Save up money for a Nehalem. In actual gameplay, the difference between an e4500 and a q6600 at the same speed would be minimal, especially with that video card.
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I don't think I would benefit much from a quad core now as much as I would next year. Also next year the prices of a quad core processor will hopefully drop.
    
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Smart call. Don't get the quad core . Totally useless investment.
Give some kind of proof behind the "Totally useless investment" call. A quad is not totally useless. Do you really think so many people around here who are knowledgeable of computers (why do you think so many people spend time here?) would waste money on a quad if a dual core would do for less money? People need to stop bashing quads. ( I do not own a quad myself (as you can see), because i wanted to see how an 8400 would do.)
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Smart call. Don't get the quad core . Totally useless investment.
Yeah, no. Quads own depending on what you're doing. Now, since you're new here I'll keep my flamethrower on pilot but please be a bit more descriptive with your posts. Unless you want to cry medic every two seconds.

Also fill out your sys specs...it looks really dumb...

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You're insane.
No he's not. The dual will suit his needs especially overclocked to ~3ghz. Unless he's doing insane CAD work or folding it will be fine.

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I don't think I would benefit much from a quad core now as much as I would next year. Also next year the prices of a quad core processor will hopefully drop.
Yeah, you'll have better options in a year or so. Smart move. I'd do the same if I had no real use for a quad (but I do )
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Aw no, go with the quad!! I had a c2d laptop, and even at the same clock speed my quad blows it out of the water. I can install 2 games, listen to music, play UT3 and be downloading in the background, all while virus scanning. No slowdown! It makes your pc feel much snappier.
    
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I plan on getting a quad next sometime within the next year, the c2d is temporary until prices go down and until a quad core becomes more useful (not that it isn't already) like how dual core processors are now.
    
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Aw no, go with the quad!! I had a c2d laptop, and even at the same clock speed my quad blows it out of the water. I can install 2 games, listen to music, play UT3 and be downloading in the background, all while virus scanning. No slowdown! It makes your pc feel much snappier.
A lot of that stuff has to do with HDD read/write executions. The bottleneck on your laptop was the HDD (which, I don't know, could've been a 5400RPM - coulda been a 7200 though, not my laptop.) RAID0 vs non RAID....ehm...not fair?

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I plan on getting a quad next sometime within the next year, the c2d is temporary until prices go down and until a quad core becomes more useful (not that it isn't already) like how dual core processors are now.
You're making the right choice. If you have no need for a quad why bother getting one? The extra cores COULD help with standard "use" multitasking, but you'll see a great improvement from a pentium d to a c2d in itself.
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