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    Re: Core-4 or Core-2

    Okay, you have already said that money is not a big deal, but you clearly don't know what you want/need.

    So, get a quad the q6600 as it is more than enough for everything you might want, and it future proofs you as well. You may have read that in many cases there is no benefit to having 4 cores and this is true. But this is changing, and 4 cores are never slower than 2...

    Get a P35 based motherboard. There are several around and there are some cheap ones to be had. Any motherboard based on this chipset will satisfy your needs - just make sure it supports DDR2 memory as DDR3 is currently a waste. Get 2GB of DDR2 memory, the lower latency the better.

    If you want it for games then get a Geforce 8800GTS 320Mb, if money is really no object get a 8800GTX instead

    Good luck and do tell us what you end up buying!

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    Re: Core-4 or Core-2

    Thank you spade99 and EarlGrey for the suggestions. I am thinking of a Abit IN9
    mobo, which I hope will be adequate?

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    Re: Core-4 or Core-2

    Asus are preferable.
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    Re: Core-4 or Core-2

    if u want 2 get C2D 6700 or above, then get Q6600 as the price is almost same and Q6600 is longer life than C2D,

    if the money is issue, and u want get a reasonable cpu then go for cpu like E6350, etc...,

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    Re: Core-4 or Core-2

    Abit rather than Asus anyday... and if you are into FSX then it will use all 4 cores. And unless you are going SLI then the QuadGT over the IB9.
    Try to make each and every day the best it can be.

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    Re: Core-4 or Core-2

    If you are going to be gaming go for the E6750. By the time that games take advantage of quad cores, they will be dirt cheap.

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