I've got myself confused over what to go for. I use my pc for work stuff, gaming and the very (very) occasional video making. Most of my gaming time is taken up with Eve Online, which I run multiple clients across 2 x 24" screens. I don't generally overclock and going by the way I've done things in the past I don't tend to upgrade components - apart from the graphics card my current build is the same as when I put it together. My current cpu (E8400 in case you can't see my sig) seems to cope ok but an occasional and random hardware fault somewhere has got me thinking it's time to spend some money. I'm wondering what's the minimum cpu I can get away with and then take things from there. Looking at the Scan best sellers list, can I use an i3 3220 or and i3 2100 or do I need to go quad core (i5 2400/2500)? While trying to keep the price down I don't want to cut too many corners either so I'm trying to find a balance.