Which of these is the better combination for a low budget PC? A Core 2 Quad Q8300 (2.5Ghz) + 2GB RAM or the Pentium Dual core (2.6Ghz) E5300 + 4GB RAM.
I am running a 64 bit OS. The computer will be mainly be used for programming, with a small amount of gaming. The games won't be brand new, but I would like to run them at a decent graphics level. One of my friends insists there is a huge benefit to the Core 2 Quad, but even going down to 2GB of RAM, it still is on the higher end of what I'm willing to spend.