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So with the wonderful help of all of you on this forum I've almost finished my order list for my first computer build with a green light on all my parts so far. In my list I'm going with a Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 like this. But then I got to looking at the quads and for a few more bucks I could grab this.

Now this computer's ment to be a gaming computer for a budget of around 1k (I'm already a tad over but thats ok). Basically what I want to know is if the quad is worth the extra money compared to the duo. Or is that Duo a better cpu than the Quad in that price range?Here is a link to the parts list that I've already ran by you fine people.

Thanks for your input as always,

Matt
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Games haven't figured out how to utilize four cores, and probably won't until you build your next system (if ever). Clock speed is still king when it comes to gaming. The E8400 has a higher clock speed, so will be better for gaming. It also overclocks better, if you ever want to experiment with that.
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Awesome, thanks for the quick reply :)

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I would agree, the cpu you have chosen will do about any job that you want unless you are going to be running some hardcore graphics design programs. The only reason to have a quad is for braging rights. I think in 2 or 3 years game companies will figure out how to be able to utilize a quad core but by then ther will be cpu's with 6 - 8 cores!
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