Originally Posted by mammikoura
well for gaming u won't see a big difference yet. I think that there is only 1 game (F.E.A.R) out atm which takes full advantage from the dual core processing. But I'm guessing that more and more games will do the same in the close future since dual core processors are starting to be quite common.
And the difference when multitasking is very big.
I'd say it's definitely worth the extra money.
And gaming_freak's list looks very good, just add something like a 550W psu and it will be complete. And for the case I'd recommend Antec P180.
Sweet. My current computer rolls over and dies when multitasking (which is just how I roll) so this would be a big improvement. Thanks for all your help guys. I'll do more research over the weekend and pitch the idea to my dad to see what he thinks.
That Antec case looks so....clean. It's a really pretty case. Theres just something so...elegant about it.
And about that power supply; doesn't the case you suggested come with one? Then why would I need another? Does the supplied one just not cut it?
EDIT: Made a stupid. Doesn't include a power supply.
On another note, what do you guys more suggest: buying and tweaking some of the packages from some of the mentioned sites (Newegg, etc), or just all-out custom-building it? As in, buying all the needed parts at various tech stores and online and putting them together myself?