It's a good one, but some may point to the new Core 2 Quad Extreme (it's known by some name like that) and that's likely to be the best offered today.
Are you sure you are looking for the best?
While I'd give the nod to the 2.0 GHz Core 2 Duo as something really nice to put in a box, all the other parts matter too.
After 5 years, I believe it is time to get a new computer...while I have most of the hardware selected I am a little hung up on the best processor....I was considering a 1.86 Intel Core 2. Is this going to be fast enough? I plan on using the computer for games, music, photos etc...
All this was prompted by the fact that my current comp can no longer keep up with the software (it has done remarkably well for being so old) especially newer games like Company of Heroes (wont play this at all...)
Is 1.86 fast enough or should I get a faster processor?