Originally Posted by 2thAche
What you would build if you built new will tell you what the answer is.
You would build a dual-core if you made a new system Garnet?
That's not the question and does not relate at all. What does what I would do based upon my own uses have to do with the situation presented in the topic?
The question was, if you have a Core 2 Quad Q6700 and a Core 2 Duo E7400, and you have two PCs, one is a PC you're selling to your in-laws who do "Facebook, word processing, and e-mail", and another PC that is your wife's and will also be used for "gaming when the buddies are over", how do you distribute the CPUs, and how do you set up the PC for the in-laws for that use? The answer is quite obvious. Keep the Core 2 Quad Q6700 for your wife's PC for the occasional gaming, and the other would be just fine (more than) with a dual core and even integrated video.
Sometimes enthusiasts really loose grip with reality just a tiny bit. There's no need to put a quad core CPU in a PC for those types of uses just because "it's the era of quad core CPUs in the enthusiast circle".Edited by Princess Garnet - 4/7/11 at 3:38am