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Time to upgrade my CPU and MOBO

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So it's time I retire Connie and upgrade my mobo and cpu.

What cpu/mobo upgrade would give me the best in terms of gaming?

Are quads now beginning to show life in games?
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post #2 of 3
kinda,,,

but get a q6600 anyway paired with a DFI P45 mobo.
post #3 of 3
I'd grab a E8400 for gaming.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115037

Quads still don't offer many benefits to gaming unless you multitask as well.


For MOBO:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128358

This thing has gotten extremely good reviews in overclocking.


Finally I'd hit up a Xigmatek rifle:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233003
And Bracket:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233019
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