The Q6600 also costs more money which'd increase your overall costs. The Phenom provides lesser performance, but the availability of four cores is a great deal for the price. As for the bug, it's not a big deal. If you're willing to spend more, get the Q6600, but since you stated a specific budget, I suggested the previous AMD PC with some modifications. As for 'hurt feelings', it'd be a cold day in hell when my feelings could be hurt by the fact that one manufacturer has a better product than the other.