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I had a Q6600 before my rig. Honestly, since I'm not gaming as heavily anymore or doing anything super crazy, its not that big of a change. I got my 1055t for a steal, $125 new... so, thats why I made the switch. I would hold on longer man! Maybe upgrade your case in the meantime to get a fresh change of scenery.
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Originally Posted by gigabyte137 View Post
Wow.. Thx for the replies. I use to be big into technology and since getting the Q6600 didnt look into it afterwards. I will look into the SandyBridge and go from there. Thanks... Also I have a 8800GT overclocked to 1950 memory and shaders 1800 and core 725. Does this need to be upgraded as well. I mostly play FPS at 1600x1200 or 1280x1024 depending on framerate...
You would see an insane frame rate/quality increase if you spent that ~300 (counting CPU + mobo) on a graphics card instead of a CPU.

You could get a 6870 for ~250 USD, or spend a little more and get a 6950, or do what I would do.. and put even a bit more (350 USD total) and buy a GTX 570.

If saving some money is your thing, you'll still get a fantastic increase with a GTX 460 1GB or a 6850, both can be had for under 200 USD. You won't look back, and you won't have to run your games at a lower resolution just to get smooth FPS anymore. I max every game I play with x2-x8 AA at 1080p with my 460 1GB and a stock clocked i5 760.

To give you some reference, my i5 760 at stock is roughly the same "speed" as your Q6600 at 3.4ghz. You may even have a small edge. You don't need massive CPU power for good gaming these days, all you need if four cores and ~3ghz.

You definitely don't need to upgrade your CPU just yet. It's not what is holding you back, it's without a doubt the 8800.

Good luck and have fun shopping!
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Will my power supply (Silverstone SST-ST60F) handle the new video card? That is the only thing I am afraid of when getting a new video card.
Edited by gigabyte137 - 12/23/10 at 12:14pm
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