"what are the differences between the Core 2 Duo and the Core 2 Quad models of processors?" would have your answer in no time at all.
But the answer about dollars and your budget changes each week so I never tell which to get today. I'd be wrong in a week. Just set your price and go up to that dollar limit and if you are above 2GHz you are likely to run anything made today.
Where the real work for games is not the CPU but the GPU. For that you set your budget and for me, this list -> http://www.tomshardware.com/2008/03/05/the_best_gaming_graphics/
first off thank you for all the posters on this forum, ive learned so much from just reading different posts on cnet.
im building a desktop that will mainly be used for gaming. ive read online and heard from various IT people that AMD hasn't quite caught up with Intel yet processor wise. im looking to spend in the ballpark of $1200 for the entire system, and ive budgeted $200-$300 for a processor. that being said:
what are the differences between the Core 2 Duo and the Core 2 Quad models of processors? within each of those two models, which would be the most appropriate for gaming?
im not looking for the next military super computer, rather decent to good performance, so if you think id be better off with a processor under $200, please feel free to recommend one to me. the Core 2 Duo E6750 ($180 on newegg) originally caught my eye as a decent processor.