I am upgrading my computer for the first time in ages (2500+ currently) I really liked AMD back then but it seems like Intel is killing AMD nowadays and I'm no fanboy. Is the Q6600 still a good bargain? Is having a quad core even advantageous or is it a lot of marketing? I think I'd mostly be playing games and doing basic desktop stuff. No hardcore video rendering or number crunching or anything like that. Budget for the whole system ideally around 1000, but as high as 1200 if necessary.