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Well each to his own, Ive had my rig for 3 or 4 years and it still holds strong.
Yeah I suppose so, but it will be cheaper by the time he actually needs it.
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The only time getting six cores would be a benefit is if what you are loading 4 cores to 50% or more constantly. The only people that see that are benchmarks, and encoders. Otherwise for gaming and general use it's just 2 extra cores to brag about that you will rarely use.

Though on the otherhand there is a benefit to having a quad core, it allows for multi tasking. I can definatly feel the diffrence when I start 5-6 programs up and start listening to music on a quad vs a dual core cpu. This is also useful if you have a system that is resource hungry like running a anti virus+firewall+chat programs+music+videos+internet. Which is what I am doing as I write this, go multi core-multi monitor-multitasking!
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