Originally Posted by kurosu
Dude, don't get a core 2 quad! Get an i7. Unless you get a q9650, which is over $300, it isn't worth it.
Trust me, you will regret getting a core 2 system when you are having trouble reaching 4ghz and for a few dollars more you can get an i7.
An i7 is totally worth it, even if you have to get 3gb of ram, and a crappy case! I was think of selling my system and case just so I could afford to upgrade to i7 and run caseless.
I have a Core2 Duo, and it was easy for me to reach 4.0 GHz. I didn't even bother with taking baby steps. I just jumped right to 4.0 GHz using somebody else's settings, and then tweaked it from there and then stopped.
Originally Posted by RLeMuix
Hmm, does anyone else feel the same way?
I certainly don't. But, depending on what you will do with your rig, you may not even really need
anything more than a Core2 Duo. So, what are the things you will be doing with it?
Depending on what you will be doing with it, you can certainly spend a lot less money and still get something that's more than fast enough for your needs.
For example, my rig is really fast. Windows 7 gives my components the following Experience Index scores:
- CPU: 7.0
- RAM: 7.0
- Graphics: 6.1
- Gaming Graphics: 6.1
- Primary HDD: 5.9
The scale is 1.0 to 7.9.