Was thinking of doing Core 2 Quad Q9550, 6GB of ram, new case, motherboard. Wanted to see what people's opinions were.. I figure I can upgrade graphics card at later point. For reference, right now it's a Core 2 Duo 6600 with 2gb of ram.
What if you kept your q6600 and maybe gave it a mild over clock so you could put money to where it counts. With your resolution I'm surprised your even thinking of keeping that vid card...ebay it or craigslist. Anyways, this is a decent set up not to mention that psu is modular which is always a nice plus.
@ Why_Me - you missed it. It's an E6600 (dual-core) not a Q6600 (quad-core).
@ Killjoy000 - Still since a lot of people recommend sticking with a dual-core (over a quad-core) for gaming, I could see over-clocking the E6600. Add to that a new motherboard, case, power supply, RAM and CPU Cooler and you should be good to go.