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i would look around for a 480..... they are stong cards and are very cheap now that the 5XX are out.
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560ti, or 6850+. Your Q6600@3.2 may bottleneck slightly, but hey, you can always overclock it more. 3.6ghz is pretty common....
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After you receive the card, you have a 90 days period where you can upgrade to a better model directly through EVGA, you only pay shipping and the difference between the price you paid and EVGA's retail price of the card you're interested in. At least, it should be like this - please correct me if I'm partially wrong.


And honestly I don't think that your Q6600 will bottleneck that much. Of course a Core i5/i7 is better in CPU-intensive games but I doubt that it will make that much of a difference. Also, worrying about it is not worth if you're anyway going to upgrade in a few months. Heck, I'd personally wait for upgrading also the GPU, if your card already delivers some good performance. It's not like in these next months there are going to be big releases (well except for Crysis 2 maybe but I personally don't care much anymore)
I think that's some decent advice. I don't see any game killing my setup in the next year even, so waiting seems like the best choice. I guess my only concern is the depreciation of my LGA 775 stuff. I can only get $160 for the mobo, CPU and RAM now...I don't want to know what I will get in 6 months.
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I'd just sell the entire rig to someone you know who maybe doens't need much raw power, or keep it as a backup...
     
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I'd just sell the entire rig to someone you know who maybe doens't need much raw power, or keep it as a backup...
I found that selling it all barely covers re-buying the basics (case, DVD drive, PSU, etc). I have it on craigslist for $500 with not even a whiff of interest. If you buy the basics (excluding mobo, CPU, GPU, RAM), that is $250 right there. I was offered $160 for the guts (mobo, CPU, RAM) and could get at least $65 for the GPU ($225 total). If you add that to the $250, we are at $475.

If it ain't selling at $500, it ain't selling at $475
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