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Do you guys think I should upgrade before or after sandybridge comes out? I want to play the new games coming out like Diablo 3, Portal 2, etc? or should i just get a q6600
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Upgrade after sandy bridge comes out. You won't find any performance increase in gaming with Q6600.
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Q6600 was a good processor back in the day but spending for an outdated quad isn't worth it. Save it and upgrade the whole system to SB instead.
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Thanks for your input guys, if i do upgrade it needs to have overclocking headroom xD
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IDE  Stock :l Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit Acer G245HQ 
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