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Well I'm feeling its time for me to upgrade i've been running my current rig for a long time.

My current rig is

Q6600
4GB OCZ Ram
evga 780i mobo
cooler master 590 case
cooler master 600w silent pro psu
true 120 xtreme rev c. heatsink
GTX 460 1gb
and Asus xonar dg

I'm looking to upgrade. I do some small video editing and gaming but im not worried about running the game on max as i know i wouldn't be able to in some games.

My budget is rather tight though $300 but i'm only looking to upgrade cpu, ram, and mobo.
 

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Get a 2500k best upgrade you will see.
For ram get G.Skill
Mobo? Don't get a Z68 get a P67 :)
 

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Are you trying to go on a different platform like sandy bridge 1155?If you are then $300 is rather tight.If you can squeeze another $100 out of your budget then i would recommend these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157279
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313086

Also,if you have a Microcenter near you,you can shave off $50 on the CPU price,will will come out to $325.97+tax off course.Otherwise you can go for a cheaper i5 CPU to meet your budget but in my opinion,you will be much better off with the 2500K.Either that you can go the AMD route.Don't know much about them right now since my last AMD platform was with a Athlon X2 3800+ about 4 years ago but here's my suggestions.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157280
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103961
with the same memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313086

This comes out to about $335.97+tax Newegg price.And like i said if you have a Microcenter near you the FX8120 is only $199.99.So both platforms are about the same price after that.It's all up to you.
 

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Honestly...I think a Q6600 is a nice match for your 460.

I'd do a GPU upgrade first. Look into some of the testing and benches. You will see that games are most often held back by the GPU than CPU (unless your running multiple GPUs).

I still do all my video conversion on a Q6600...only takes a couple minutes more than my sig rig so you won't gain a whole lot in that regard either.
 
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