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my 4870x2 will came this weekend so i think that this gpu is good for gaming on 1680 x 1280. Also i have 4g ddr2. I will buy this cpu for 120 $ and q9550 is about 240$ in my country and that's to exspansive for me.
I see. The short answer is no, you wont see a huge difference in performance right now between theE7300 and 9400 in gaming, but more of a difference in photoshop. The quad core would age better than your dual core--but i really think waiting to get an i5 is the more economical choice in the long run.
I think you would get the best value by overclocking now, and saving for a more significant upgrade to an i5 motherboard in a year or so.
Check out a comparison here: (they dont have a E7300 so i did it with E7500--if you overclocked you could probably beat the 7500 score)http://www.anandtech.com/bench/default.aspx?p=87&p2=76
You will see than in a few areas the quad core totally dominates the dual core--but in many there is little difference.