OK, so i know this looks like a clone post but i couldnt find the answer to this particular question anywhere.
SO, the E8500 and the Q6600 are $1 different, so close i dont care.
I love to game and want to play games like cysis and FEAR. I want to get into some low level video modelling / rendering at some stage but basically i play games, particuarlly WoW (i know, uber nerd, i dont care).
Alot of people have said on forums that because the extra 2 cores on the Q6600 are redundant, u should go the E8500.
My question is Why? how much could an extra 2 idle cores hurt? is there something that the E8500 does better? what sence is there in losing the extra 2 cores just to save $1?
then again wow will run fine on the quad core as its easy to run, u can OC the quad to 3 ghz happily and ive yet to finda game it truggles with i prefer the quad cause its faster at multi tasking does fine for gaming and sounds more cool to say ive got a quad core