one more question, if i got a 2.6 ghz dual core processor, dows that make it 5.2 ghz? Ive always been a little confused about the quad core/ dual core thing..please explain? oh yea and is ibuypower.com a good website to build a custom comp? its user friendly so of course im gravitating towards that.
vista is cheaper for the most part (i believe, i could be wrong thought). also its more about personal preference.
you can't really add up the cores, its just multiple cores. if the program is designed to utilize (use) multiple cores, then it is kind of like having a 5.2ghz cpu (if you had a 2.6ghz dual core) again, i could be wrong but i believe thats how it works.
and personally, i would stay away from ibuypower only because they have somewhat more expensive prices, and its not hard at all to build your own computer from parts.