45NM Quad (Q9550) or Core i7
I'm currently running a Core 2 Duo E7200, I think its time to upgrade but I cant decide what to. If I go for the Core 2 Quad I can keep my recently purchased P45 motherboard and keep my ram. If I go for the Core i7 I will have to somehow raise £600 or so, replace my motherboard and ram too. Is the Core i7 really going to be worth that much money and fuss over the Core 2 Quad. I use my PC for gaming by the way. Thanks.
DESKTOP: Custom Build - HAF 932: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit / Samsung 2433 24" LCD 1920x1200/ 6144 MB RAM DDR3 1600MHz Corsair Dominator/ XFX GTX 260 XXX Edition 896MB/ Intel Core i7 950 @ 4.01GHz/ 500GB Sata II 7200 RPM & 320GB 7200RPM/ 700W Jeantech Storm Modular PSU