I'm rather new to all this but am currently buying a new gaming computer. I have quite a tight budget but am trying to decide whether to splash out an extra 30 quid or so to get a Core 2 Duo processor.
So basically its...
Intel Pentium D 935 3.2Ghz Dual Core LGA Processor
If you can stretch your budget to the E6300 or even the E6600 it will be money well spent.
The E series cpu's run cooler the the Pentium D's.
As quiet life has pointed out and i have read several threads about overclocking the E4300,this seems the best cpu to overclock...if your into overclocking.personally i do not play games so find it pointless in my case.
My choice would be the E4300 if no extra money availible.