Wanting to upgrade. ATM I'm running a Q6600 @ 3.6 ( 1.37v bios, idle temps 35-39 ) I do run it at 3.825 but temps idle a little high (42-47) because now winters around, wife gets ahold of the thermostat. Also have a 3870 ( Oc'd to 860/1226 ), had two but one fried on me when the Zalman VF1000 mount broke w/o me knowing.
Should I replace the Q6600 with a Q9650 and wait for NVIDIA to release FERMI for 5X series price drops or replace the 3870 with 5870, and wait till maybe late 2010 for new mobo/cpu/psu/memory.
I play Aion right now and FPS drop hella low in cities/fights.
Opinions? btw, limited on how much I can spend 300, tops 400.
playing the game at the highest resolution possible would max out the potential of a powerful graphics card without putting too much additional strain on the cpu. obviously though resolution is dependent on the monitor.