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My planned upgrade

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Hey I'm planning on upgrading to these components from what I have right now:

- gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H

-Corsair xms3 4GB 240 pin DDR3 SDRAM CMX4GX3M2A1600C9

-AMD phenom II x6 1055T

-XFX Radeon HD 6950

-XFX 650W xxx psu

Does this look okay? I plan to overclock the cpu as well. do those ram overclock well?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 @ 3.4 Ghz Gigabyte EP45-Ud3R Sparkle GTX 460 1GB Corsair XSM2 4GB (2GB x 2) DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Hitachi 500GB 7200RPM, Western Digital 1TB 5400RPM Samsung DVD/CD Combo Windows 7 25" INC monitor 2ms 
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Logitech Wireless Wave XFX XXX650W Cooler Master 690 II advanced Logitech MX revolution 
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 @ 3.4 Ghz Gigabyte EP45-Ud3R Sparkle GTX 460 1GB Corsair XSM2 4GB (2GB x 2) DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Hitachi 500GB 7200RPM, Western Digital 1TB 5400RPM Samsung DVD/CD Combo Windows 7 25" INC monitor 2ms 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Wireless Wave XFX XXX650W Cooler Master 690 II advanced Logitech MX revolution 
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post #2 of 5
I'm just a little confused on why you're upgrading your entire system. A Q9300 at 4ghz would perform quite well. Your current system would easily handle most games out today. You're trying to run a certain game? Photoshop?
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C2D E6600 @ 3.71ghz | q6600 @ 3.8ghz P5N-E Sli | P5Q XFX HD5770 | HD5850 6gb G.Skill (900mhz) | 4gb Patriot (1000mhz) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
750gb Caviar Black | 2x120gb Raid 0 Windows 7 64bit Home 2x Acer H233H | Acer P244W Microsoft x4 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Rocketfish 550w x2 Thermaltake V3 | Haf 912 Razer Abyssus Steel Series 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3770k Asus Maximus V Gene Sapphire HD6950 unlocked to HD6970 16gb RipJawsX 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial 1TB Western Digital Green Sata III Corsair H80 Windows 7 
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Corsair HX650 CM Storm Enforcer 
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Ivy Bridge
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D E6600 @ 3.71ghz | q6600 @ 3.8ghz P5N-E Sli | P5Q XFX HD5770 | HD5850 6gb G.Skill (900mhz) | 4gb Patriot (1000mhz) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
750gb Caviar Black | 2x120gb Raid 0 Windows 7 64bit Home 2x Acer H233H | Acer P244W Microsoft x4 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Rocketfish 550w x2 Thermaltake V3 | Haf 912 Razer Abyssus Steel Series 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3770k Asus Maximus V Gene Sapphire HD6950 unlocked to HD6970 16gb RipJawsX 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial 1TB Western Digital Green Sata III Corsair H80 Windows 7 
PowerCase
Corsair HX650 CM Storm Enforcer 
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post #3 of 5
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My friend is currently planning a gaming build on the cheap and this gives me a reason to sell my components so i can upgrade In a sense, i plan to do this build as a future proof system.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 @ 3.4 Ghz Gigabyte EP45-Ud3R Sparkle GTX 460 1GB Corsair XSM2 4GB (2GB x 2) DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Hitachi 500GB 7200RPM, Western Digital 1TB 5400RPM Samsung DVD/CD Combo Windows 7 25" INC monitor 2ms 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Wireless Wave XFX XXX650W Cooler Master 690 II advanced Logitech MX revolution 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 @ 3.4 Ghz Gigabyte EP45-Ud3R Sparkle GTX 460 1GB Corsair XSM2 4GB (2GB x 2) DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Hitachi 500GB 7200RPM, Western Digital 1TB 5400RPM Samsung DVD/CD Combo Windows 7 25" INC monitor 2ms 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Wireless Wave XFX XXX650W Cooler Master 690 II advanced Logitech MX revolution 
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post #4 of 5
Personally I would hold off for AM3+ if possible, just gives you that little extra future proofing. The 6950 is a very nice card, exactly what I'm looking at getting.
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9 ULP GeForce 1 GB RAM 32GB Storage 
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post #5 of 5
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what if i made to an intel upgrade to their sandybridge systems?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 @ 3.4 Ghz Gigabyte EP45-Ud3R Sparkle GTX 460 1GB Corsair XSM2 4GB (2GB x 2) DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Hitachi 500GB 7200RPM, Western Digital 1TB 5400RPM Samsung DVD/CD Combo Windows 7 25" INC monitor 2ms 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Wireless Wave XFX XXX650W Cooler Master 690 II advanced Logitech MX revolution 
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My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 @ 3.4 Ghz Gigabyte EP45-Ud3R Sparkle GTX 460 1GB Corsair XSM2 4GB (2GB x 2) DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Hitachi 500GB 7200RPM, Western Digital 1TB 5400RPM Samsung DVD/CD Combo Windows 7 25" INC monitor 2ms 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Wireless Wave XFX XXX650W Cooler Master 690 II advanced Logitech MX revolution 
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