Originally Posted by Raccoonist
Which would be better ?
amd phenom ii x4 965
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T
i will be mainly playing games like world of warcraft, crysis, left 4 dead, far cry 2 , and surfing the web
also if you could explain why 1 is better then another (to help me learn) that would be very appreciated
Neither is better but the one you choose depends on what your doing on the machine.
If your running some heavy multi-thread app's that will scale properly across all available cores then go for the 6 core. Otherwise the quad is fine.
With gaming in mind, go with the cheapest of the two as previously said and spend more money on your graphics card.