here's my rig. x2 5600+cpu, ati 2900 pro512 mb(xt bios), 2 gigs gskill 800Mhz 6400 ddr2, 320 gig hd sata2, vista 32-bit. 700 watt psu, gigabyte ga-m55sli nforce 4 motherboard. the max i've been able to pull in 3dmark06 with vista is 9991, under xp 10210. now im debating 5 options.
1. get a q6600 quad and new motherboard but keep the 2900 pro
2. get a phenom 9850 quad and new motherboard but keep the 2900 pro
3.get a e8400 and new motherboard but keep the 2900 pro
4. keep the motherboard and get the x2 6400+ and an 8800gt
5.keep x2 5600+ and motherboard but sli 2 8800gt.
at the moment im limited to $400.00 for the upgade.
i'm tempted twards option 3 and 5
lol which way to go....