|It's funny how many people are touting the 4/6/8 cores. Games don't even utilize 4 cores!|
Compiling C or whatever you're doing isnt going to take much at all.... Even OO coding isn't going to rise many issues. However, if you get into 3D Studio Max, Adobe Premier, Lightwave, WinRAR. They will utilize 4 cores.
People want to see fancy numbers from benchmarking programs and windows #'s system. Don't be fooled by bells and whistles... Invest into a decent graphics card with the saved money. Most are just looking for fastest boot times/highest overclocks...
P.S. -> Let SSD's fully mature before you throw money at them. Let everyone else pave the way with their money.