Which CPU?

Hi,
i am hoping to grab a new machine later but I don't know whether to go for:
Intel Core 2 Duo
Intel Core i5-430m

I'm gonna be using it for surfing, medium+ level gaming (fsx, x-plane, simulators, etc.), photoshop, graphical work, multimedia and device management (eg - iTunes, MP3 etc.)

Which would be best to suit my needs, i know there's quite a price difference but i still need to know which suits me?
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  1. No poiint going for core 2 duo. core i5 is a big step up from core 2's
  2. Is this for a laptop or desktop? You said, Core i5 430M, which is a mobile CPU: http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=43537

    If you plan to play FSX with high detail, you will need a pretty decent GPU too. A laptop with a 5670M is quite expensive.
  3. go with I5, a more modern processor.
  4. ^+1

    The i5-430m is only for laptops, if u are planning buy a laptop go with the i5. But if is a desktop, use the normal i5.
  5. Shadow703793 said:
    Is this for a laptop or desktop? You said, Core i5 430M, which is a mobile CPU: http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=43537

    If you plan to play FSX with high detail, you will need a pretty decent GPU too. A laptop with a 5670M is quite expensive.



    Yh the machine that I have my eyes on has a pretty decent GPU...
    This machine is a laptop, so yes it is a mobile CPU
  6. ^In that case, go with the i5-430m, is a better CPU and more future proof.
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