Originally Posted by Avox117
I agree with PhRe4k 6 cores is not needed unless you are rendering and games aren't even optimized for all 4 cores yet let alone 6. If i may ask, what do you plan on doing with this computer?
6 cores is not needed NOW, but in a few years, it might be. Same goes with USB3/SATA 6gbs.
The OP holding onto his Sempron for so long means 1) He never had money to upgrade or 2) He can hold onto things and not have upgrade fever like 75% of the people here on OCN.
Since he's finally upgrading after so many years, might as well splurge and get the 6 cores now and have it last him another 6 years, along with USB3/SATA 6gbs.
Why pass up the opportunity to get a 6 core processor now? He could spend $160 now, then wait for prices to drop then spend another $150-$200, or he can spend $200-$300 and be set for years to come.