unfortunately we don't have black friday here in canada
nor are computer parts as low priced as in the US
what would be the advantage of moving to triple core or quad core? i mentioned earlier that i mainly use firefox, so maybe watching a HD movie and running firefox at the same time can't be that CPU intensive?
here are the list of programs i usually run
windows (btw, i don't have aero on for my current system (old laptop), does aero take up a lot of resources in windows 7?
kaspersky internet security
firefox (possibly 30 to 100 windows open)
HD 720p/1080p movies, MKV format (i dont have a bluray drive)
HD on youtube
(maybe getting a HD TV tuner in the near future)
is dual core fine for the above set up OK? i could always do a little OC on the Athlon II X2 240 if needed. i'm just not sure if i require a triple/quad core CPU for what i do.