RE: Dual Core V Quad Core
Phil Taylor (you know, the guy from MS) told me
"We will use as many cores as are available, but we also like a fast CPU. I'd say unless the speed difference is >25%, more cores are probably better. Overall, just buy what you could afford, fly, and be happy."
See his blog at
The comment he made to me was in the comments under "SP1 Tips" (if you just have to see it for yourself.
Core 2 Quad Q6600, 9800GTX+, 4GB, Win7 HP 64-bit, TH2GO, 8 GoFlight, CH [Eclipse Yoke, Throttle (Pro and Quad), Combat stick, Pro Pedals], Saitek [Yoke, pedals, X52], TrackIR 3