Originally posted by Nubius
Yeah, I like my dual core. My reasoning behind it in this particular case is.........why not?
It certainly won't hurt performance and you'll be ready for one more apps and games become multithreaded.
I agree with alot of what you said, and we are in a switch over time where if you do invest in the newer technology now it will pay off in the long run, but It will hurt your performance NOW! think about it most all games are single threaded so if you buy a say 3800+ you really are playing your games with a 3000+, So the performance would be alot lower NOW! "MOST" games out now will not be releasing dual threaded fixes so your favorite game you are playing now, will more than likely never see an advantage in using a dual core.
It's a tough choice right now but if you are going to go with the extra expence then get something that perform's well as a single core like the 4400+x2 That's like having two 3800+ cores.
Just my 2 cents