CS source doesn't really benefit much from dual core processors .... a High end single core A64 will make a fine base for a machine to run not only CS:Source, but basicly any game.
I dont understand people who buys PC.
If you whant to do anything beside gaming, a mac is better.
A mac mini is under 500 dollars and have dual core processors.
And mac now runds windows.
Macs are simpler, dont have viruses and have far the best video/audio software.
Do not support virus makers = do not use windows.
Oh please ... spare us the crap.
The mac mini is equiped with barely enough memory to run OS-X.
It doesn't come with a raptor bootup drive, and the only hope to expand on the storage is via external USB drives.
Its graphics subsystem, while definitely usable in 2D, doesn't have any ommmph beyond that.
It doesn't have a sound card, which while many people don't mind AC'97 audio, I prefer 5.1 sound and high quality sound.
The mini-mac for me costs close to $1000 in the minimum base configuration.
I will admit OS-X is nice, and for what it is, the mini-mac can be a good machine. But it is not what I want in a main computer, and I am sure a lot of people here agree.
For me to buy a mac for what I want, I'd have to get the Mac pro, and the prices for those are just scary (try $4000 for base configuration with a crap video card)
And thats why macs have never been able to interest me.