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If you can grab a QXXXX for as you said, $70 or less, I'd say its def worth it. If you cant stand games not being maxed out, or if you dont wanna spend time tweaking your settings to get the best performance/highest quality, do it.

Honestly the only reason I upgarded my e6420/8800GT was that it broke. If it breaks within the next few years, set a fairly low budget for repairs. Again $70 max is what I would spend on a Q cpu, $50 on a mb, and even thats pushing it. As everyone else said no sense in pumping $ into a dead socket.

Other than all that? If it doesn't break, and you dont have the need to play BF3 at 3859729375x29797553? Save the $ and upgrade later.
    
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Obviously if a modern game is optimized for 4+ threads, your CPU is gonna slow you down. If your not happy with your E8400 + GTX460, then it's probably time you considered a complete rebuild. If that's not an option, I'm sure you can turn down a few settings and survive until you save up the cash.
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