Yes! Get the 4850 assuming you need it. Also what EXACT PSU do you have? Is it an Antec EA500? Also why not OC that E6600? You have an X38 board and it's wasted if no OCed . Also depending on tha games you run you might want to go with 4830 in CrossFire.
Thanks for the reply.
yes I know that it ought to be easy to get it up high, especially with all the OC features my motherboard provide. But how much more performence would I expect to gain? Cause I am still only a student and can only afford to upgrade/replace components twice a year or so and if the gain vs risk is low then I think I can manage until I can afford to really test it through.
Also I have 4 ram moduls and because of that they can only run with 800 Mhz and not the 1066 Mhz. Guess I could tamper with that but I do not know how to
OCing will only take out about 1 year off the life. Usual non OCed life is only 7-8 years imo. By the time your CPU dies the tech will be history. You can gain ~25-30% performance in all/most apps if OCed.