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Alright, so I'm looking at switching from my current set up to an

evga 680i Sli mobo. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188013

The E6600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115003

And Corsair XMS2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145034

What kind of performance increase am i looking at? My 3dmark06 score is roughly 9260 since i put vista 64bit on (vista drivers suck) and am hoping to hit at least 10050. Any input = rep+.
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About 1k difference, basically because processor doesn't make a huge difference in gaming anymore.

You should break 10k.
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I'm really trying to eliminate the bottleneck to my 8800 as much as possible. Do you think a 6700 would be better?
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I'm really trying to eliminate the bottleneck to my 8800 as much as possible. Do you think a 6700 would be better?
E6600 will be fine with a GTS, or even a GTX.

E6600 is easily overclockable also. You should easily be able to get that processor pass e6700 speeds on the 680i.
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Now how much of a difference would I see with the Q6600? I saw that they we dropping to around 300 in July. Is Intel releasing true quad technology then?
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Upgrading from an X2, or PentiumD 9** series to a C2D is all about e-peen (synthetic benchmarking). Real world performance increase isn't substantial enough to justify the price.
    
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The pursuit of performance man lol
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10-15% increase in performance for $600, no thanks...oh well, I guess its just me.
    
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Now how much of a difference would I see with the Q6600? I saw that they we dropping to around 300 in July. Is Intel releasing true quad technology then?
You would see higher benchmarks then with the E6600, however the quad scores about 1-3FPS less in most games. It scores higher in benchmarks. This is only because most games don't support quad core and when Crysis and Alan Wake and other Quad-Core capable games come out they will perform better then the dual cores.
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I'm really trying to eliminate the bottleneck to my 8800 as much as possible. Do you think a 6700 would be better?
I honestly think that the e6700 is a waste of money. All you are getting is the same processor with a 10x instead of a 9x multiplier. The max overclock of both these processors is about the same anyway, so the higher multiplier isn't needed:

Most people get around 3.4-3.6GHz top stable speed (depending on when the processor was made) on either CPU. The FSB is 1066 (266x4). So increasing the FSB to 400 (and matching up with DDR2 800 and most motherboards top speeds) would be 4.0GHz with the e6700's 10x multiplier and 3.6GHz with the e6600's 9x multiplier. So the 10x multiplier isn't really needed.

EDIT: Heck, I'm running my e6600 right now at 8x multiplier and 400FSB equaling 3.2GHz, so I could get my RAM at full speed and 1:1 timing.

I hope I explained this okay, it may be a little jumbled sorry.
    
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