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I am finding a lot of information saying that the Q6600 @ 3.2 Ghz should be enough for most stuff. I would see a much bigger improvement in a better graphics card. I wonder if it is a better idea to keep the stuff I have and grab a better card?

When BD comes out, the competition might drop prices of SB and BD processors and mobos, so I can get something more reasonably priced and not need to spend the extra $100 on another GTX 260 as I will have already upgraded my card.
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I am finding a lot of information saying that the Q6600 @ 3.2 Ghz should be enough for most stuff. I would see a much bigger improvement in a better graphics card. I wonder if it is a better idea to keep the stuff I have and grab a better card?

When BD comes out, the competition might drop prices of SB and BD processors and mobos, so I can get something more reasonably priced and not need to spend the extra $100 on another GTX 260 as I will have already upgraded my card.
That's a good idea, too. Your GPU is several generations behind, and upgrading it to the 6xxx or 5xx series would be a good idea (and would leave you room for future upgrades). Also, if you decide to keep your GTX 260 after upgrading, you can use it for PHYSX or f@h.

At this point, upgrading your CPU would mostly aid in general functionality. I believe upgrading your GPU would give you much larger performance gain if all you're doing is gaming.
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