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A. Don't post the same thread in a different section just in the hopes that it will get more input. Not only is it unnecessary, it's against the rules.

B. If you are building a new PC, there is no reason to not have at least 4 logical CPU's. Whether you get an i3 or a SB, either way you get at least 4 logical CPU's. You could settle for 3, but 4 would be that much more future-proof.
 
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post #13 of 15
I have to agree, Quad is the best way to go. For example, when I first got Black Ops I had a Core 2 Duo, I recently upgraded to a Quad Core and the difference is very noticeable. Aside from all the issues that plague BLOPS right now, a lot of the popular games that are coming out now do use more than 2 cores. Quad = FTW
post #14 of 15
I went from a Core 2 Duo which struggled in games even when OC'ed. Even though I have a fairly good GPU, my CPU was dragging me down. Now I rarely go below 60FPS.
post #15 of 15
Gaming: Quad > Dual core.

Editing: Hex > Quad > Dual.

Watching Pron All Day: Single Core.

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