I am trying to decide which processor to get for my new build. I have heard that the e8400 is better for games, which is what I will probably be doing more of, and the q6600 is better for multitasking. About the only thing I use my computer for is internet, downloading stuff, burning cd's with nero, watching movies, listening to music, and playing games.
Also I want something that will last me a while without having to upgrade(if I can hold myself back
). I heard that the q6600 is more of a future proof processor since more programs and games will begin to utilize all four cores.
If Newegg had them in stock, I would have already bought the e8400 but nobody has them in stock and if they do, they are way overpriced. Tigerdirect has the oem version for $230. I thought about buying that and buying an aftermarket cooler like the arctic cooling freezer 7. That will still be higher than what I can buy the q6600 for.
Do you think it is worth it to spend more on the e8400 rather than buying the q6600?