Posted 20 August 2006 - 03:30 AM
Go with the Core 2, don't look at "Ghz", look at benchmarks. I'm not to sure, but I'd bet the Core 2 would run cooler, not just because it runs at a lower frequency, but because of the drasticly improved architexture.
The Core 2 motherboard will be more money then a normal 775 socket, but will be faster and offer improvements later down the road.
Yes, Asus make some of the best motherboard, very stable and shouldn't crap out.
Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.