At this point, I would just overclock the still capable Q6600 and upgrade your CPU, MOBO & RAM after the new years with the release of the Sandy Bridge CPU's.
Yeah, I think this would probably be the best idea. I have looked into getting the best for my money and I came up with $430 for these:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131655http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103851http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226103
I also looked into intel i5's and i7's and the prices were just way out of my range atm, I also have a 750w psu, a 64gb ssd, an hd radeon 5770, a 1tb 7200 rpm hdd, and 4gb of ram, so I should be able to spend a good amount of money on a new mobo and cpu if i just wait.
Any other thoughts?