I am looking to squeeze the most out of my current PC before building an new machine in about another year.
I have already upgraded my video card from a 8800 GTS to a GTX 260. I have also maxed out my ram.
I am currently have a Core 2 e6600 installed and I am considering a upgrade to a Core 2 e8500.
Do you think a e6600 to e8500 upgrade will yield a big enough performance boost to make it worth it?
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no, it's not worth it, think about the core2 quads or don't even upgrade.
if you want to upgrade, there are two best options:
1. go to core 2 quad 9000 series
2. get an AM3 board and a athlon ii 620 or 630, this costs a little more and u get less performance than the core 2 quad.
the core 2 quad is a dead end and u get no way to upgrade after the core 2 quad, but there's still a lot of options to go AM3. but considering your pc is old overall, u may just stick with the current parts and get a new pc after and reuse your video card and ram.