Hello everyone, looking for a new CPU and Motherboard in the $250-$300 range. I'm an extensive gamer, but also use my computer for school work. I am currently running: 3.2 gHz Intel Pentium 4 540 2 Gig DDR2 RAM 9800GT 1024Mb Onboard Sound Right now I'm just looking for a few answers. I am running a fast single core processor, would a dual core or quad core processor, which are slower, benefit me in game? Would spending $250-$300 be worth it, or would I need to spend more before I see performance improvements? Thank you for your help.