Im looking into a new pc but would just like to get a few opinions from more experienced builders. What would you guys prefer? A dual cour like 8600 or one of the quads 9650 or the newer 920 i7. Should i future proof my system and will an i7 system do that?
What are you going to use the PC for is the real question. If you're gaming, the i7 machine has no advantage over either of those chips. The i7 chips are designed to help business and database functions more so than your average user.