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Old October 6, 2008, 03:59 PM
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If the main goal is future proofing, I really think a quad is the way to go. It doesn't currently get used to it's full extent, but if you want to keep your rig for 3 - 4 years keep in mind that 3 years ago we were having the same discussion about single core vrs dual core.

No "hammering" involved rjbarker, but most of us would suggest that an intel chipset is currently the way to go. It's been a while since Nvidia put out an enthusiast motherboard chipset that has made me think otherwise. I am however on the fence when it comes to vid cards. If performance is the key.... I'm still not convinced that dual GPU cards are the way to go, so I might be inclined to suggest spending the big bucks on a 280 for performance and a fairly long lifespan.
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