Originally Posted by Jure-Kure
When i change my Cpu dual core e8400 with Q9550 i buy Cpu cooler Mugen is werry good coller.
Did you already buy the Q9550?
If so then I guess your stuck with it, but with that board even getting 3.6ghz might be iffy.
If I was you I would sell the entire platform. I got my i7 920 and mobo and ram (not used anymore) for $280 on ebay like 3 months after sandy bridge dropped and about the time intel finally got fixed boards on the market. Before that I had my Q9550 @ 4.25ghz and was pretty happy with it, but when I tried to SLI with my pair of GTX470's on a 780i board that would only let me get 3.4ghz stable the SLI performance wasn't worth it. Not only was the EVGA 780i board (or nvidia chipsets at the time in general) was so bad with 45nm quads that it made it pointless to have a higher end board. Luckily I still had my UD3P (best overclocking 775 board) what I tossed my Q9550 back into and used as a HTPC. Going to this i7 was a huge upgrade SLI wise.
You can find people selling i5 2500k+board for pretty cheap these days if you do some looking. The price you would have to pay for a used Q9550 would alone make up for half the cost of a used combo i5 2500k rig.
GTX670 is a great card if you want to get one, though 2GB of v-ram is kinda low these days. Maybe look into the 3GB GTX660ti as well, if your looking to use that card for the next 2-3years.
Edit: At your current Rez 2gb is more then enough, but really think about a 1080p monitor. you can pick them up for 100 bucks and it is a world of difference.Edited by DzillaXx - 6/2/13 at 9:22am