Im planning on purchasing a new computer and I was wondering which was better for gaming? The AMD Phenom II X2 550 Dual-Core or The Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
I play games like WoW and MW2
Looks like you already made your decision, but IMO I would get the AMD anyway- its cheap, and its upgradeable. The Core 2 is stuck in LGA 775 socket, which is going away, while the AM2+/AM3 socket is current and not going anywhere just yet.