recent games a 2.4 will do fine, but your video card(s) are going to be as, if not more, important as the processor. Find a system with at least 2 PCIe slots. This way you can expand on your video capabilities. There are many other factors that go with performance but these are the top two. Core 2 Duo systems are very reasonable now. Good Luck and enjoy!!
and life goes on...
I asked about processors then realized I was in the wrong place so I`ll try again. I`m wanting a new computer and although I surf the net some mostly I play games but only single player. Would I be wasting money buying a computer with more than a 2.40mhz processor. Would that be enough to play the most recent games?