Originally Posted by BroncoBuff
Hey thanks, that's some good stuff. I really want to buy the right parts, I've had my current deal for 4 years, wanna set up something similar now.
If Quad Cores are double the number of processes ... then why are some of them the same price as some Dual Cores? This 2.33 Quad is just $143: http://www.google.com/products/catal...705&sa=title#p
... while the E8200, 2.66 Dual Core is the same price. Is the difference just .33 Ghz, 2MB more cache and 45nm? If that's the only differences, I should go Quad then for the same price.
Don't worry about checking those less expensive chips.
I would go with a faster Dual core than slower Quad.
Some apps only run on one CPU even though 3 others may be available. It may have gotten better but I would stay with Dual core for now on a desktop.
If your running a server then go Quad or Xeon.