I'm badly in need of a new PC, my one upstairs is dieing a slow and painful death.
I'm in Canada and my target budget is ~$1000 including the OS software.
I don't really play any games or use and CPU intensive applications other than PS and LR. I'm just wondering if I'll really see the benefits of going with an i7 over a Q9950. \
Clearly the i7 will be a faster, but my general work in photoshop doesn't really involve running a lot of filters, it's retouching stuff like healing brushes etc with a few filters in here and there.
I'm also looking for a bit of a future proof here, I don't upgrade often... my old PC is from 2003 and was happy with how it lasted. Right now I can probably part a PC together and get a Quad core for under $1000, or Dell has a deal on their XPS system and I could get a i7 with 8GB RAM for $999. (Dell.ca)
Just wondering if anyone can offer some insight on how 'visible' the benefits of an i7 over an Quad core will be and if it's worth going with a Dell over building it myself.