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So I'm thinking what my next upgrade should be, I tend to do them gradually and don't spend crazy money, here's my initial thoughts....

Replace mobo with sli mobo - $80
Add another GTX 460 1gb - $180
SSD OS Drive - $80

$340 rough total

LGA 1155 is nice, but core2 quad is still smooth for gaming and the gains would be much greater with an extra gpu in terms of cost vs. performance increase. Any thoughts?
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Adding another gtx 460 is a great optio what kind of board are we talking about for $80?

Ssd is a great choice as it helps when you have your os on it free's up the other hdd for the games and means it should speed up loading times
post #3 of 5
IMO Two cores will only be sufficient for uptoday games... I think newer games will take a lot of advantage of more cores.

Besdies, I think Q6600 will Bottleneck 460 Sli... I'll instead recommend getting i5 with a good motherboard and some DDR3 Ram.

Your options are good.. But you are going to spend $80 on a Motherboard that you'll need to replace in no time and don't even enjoy your 460's at full speed. Get i5 platform and next upgrade could be a GTX 460 or even a better card
Just my two Cents.
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Thx guys!
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No Problem....

BTW, Now I remeber Q6600 is Quad core >.< But anyways, What I said still applies to Q6600
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