First off I am not a hardcore gamer. I play leisurely and right now play with most all settings on low just to avoid lag in crowded towns and such. I play mainly MMO's like L2, rappelz, runes of magic, little Age of Conan but need something able to play higher end games that are suppose to come out like starcraft2 and Diablo3. I want something that will last for a couple years but isnt too expensive.
What are the main advantages and disadvantages of a dual, triple and quad core? They are all priced about the same from skimming prices. What is best recommended for gaming and why? Tell me your choice and your reason why, I dont want to just be refered to customer feedback from a website the product is sold on.
Also with a motherboard what would you recommend for the CPU you suggest? Or if you just want to recomend a good board let me know. I usually go with ASUS or ABIT but Im open to anything.
My last question would be is there any reason to get dual video cards? I will probably buy a top end video card and do not see how 2 would effect the computer as a whole if everything else is capable of running any game.