So I was talking to this guy at a computer company, and he basically said I'd be better off with an awesome Duo core computer than an decent quad core system. Among the reasons he gave, the main one was that most programs don't make use of the quad core. So basically, it's a waste to get a quad core until apps are developed to use them all. Is this true? What would you say to do? (I use the comp for surfing the web, adobe CS3, web development apps, moderate gaming - not concerned about the best gfx for games) Here's the specs I gave him of a comp I was looking at. It's from Dell. PROCESSOR: Intel® Core™ 2 Quad Processor Q9450 (12MB Cache,2.66GHz,1333FSB)MEMORY: 4GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz - 4 DIMMs HARD DRIVE: 750GB - 7200RPM, SATA 3.0Gb/s, 16MB Cache OPTICAL DRIVE: Single Drive: 16X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) w/double layer write capability MONITORS: 24 inch E248WFP Entry Widescreen Digital Flat Panel Monitor VIDEO CARD: nVidia GeForce 9800 GT 512MB SOUND CARD: Integrated Sound Blaster®Audigy™ HD Software Edition BLUETOOTH AND MEDIA READER: Dell 19 in 1 Media Reader with BluetoothPrice: $1989 (w/monitor) This one is from the guy, this is what the invoice says: Motherboard: X4803B 1600 FSB DDR3 MB 2x PCIe 2.0 2xGLAN Processor: Intel Core2 Duo E8500 3.16Ghz 6MB CPU 1333FSB Memory: DDR3 1333MHz 4G (2x 2GB) kit Unbuffered Memory PowerSupply: 700W Quiet PFC SLI, 85% High Efficiency HD1: WD 300GB 10K RPM SATA-2 V-Raptor HDD 16M Cache HD2: Seagate 750GB SATA-2 7200RPM 32MB Cache All in one card reader Sound: on-board 7.1 3D audio sound Dvd/CD: Lite-on High Speed 20x DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 3870 512MB PCIe 2.0 16x Graphics Price: $1970 (w/ no monitor) Which is better? I know the Duo has faster components, but overall? Also, which one will be more upgradeable in the future? I know the Dell will have no more space for ram unless I get 2GB sticks to replace it. Thanks in advances mates.