Originally Posted by SniperXX
I dont know what prices average in England but those prices would be close to what they sell here. Maybe $10-$40 more.
If that chip is 4Ghz stable you will see 20-30k ppd from it. It will drop a little with your 460 folding also.
Most games are dual core.. some few will work with a quad. So its def overkill for gaming, but folding i7s are beastly.
I know it's just semantics... but to be clear all games will work with a quad if it works with dual, infact should run better cause game can use 2 cores and windows can continue sucking in the background without you noticing!
EDIT: On Topic: Yes it would kickass for folding and gaming!! i7's do it all, sandy bridge literally does it ALL.
I think sniperXX meant that some games will UTILIZE quadcore :-)
Maybe this was obvious, if not I'm glad I could help :-)