Okay I closed my last thread I got the info I needed the CPU's I was looking at are not a big upgrade so I am going to rattle off what I have and see what are on-board experts can do to improve it with a 800 Budget, my main reason to switch was to get the new USb3 and Sata 6.0g but I guess it isn't worth it yet.
MSI X48 PLATINUM Intel C2Q Socket 775 ( I also have a factory Reburb XFX N780-ISH9) (I wasn't a fan of the i680's raid function of my Asus SE which is why I switched to the X48
Old beatup Q6600 G0 OC'ed (Small water system)
4 GB ram
4 1tb SSSP F1 drives
Thermaltake ToughPower 750
GTX 8800 (in need of new cooling fan IMHO)
Win 7 64Bit
EQ2 and SC are all I play till Diablo III comes out.
Light Video editing/DVD authoring
Possible Upgrade parts
(QX6700 $200 Fleabay) not much of an upgrade I know)
Its in my budget to bump to 8gb
(Video card upgrades)
If I stick with the MSI I have to go crossfire
Dual 5770 or Dual 5830's ?
If I go to the XFX I have more options I can pick up two more 8800GTX's for TRI-SLI or I can get dual 470's
Monitor I want a 2ms GTG 22" or larger I have seen a 23 ASUS 2ms GTG on shell shocker for under 170
I Have to purchase 1 New Drive I never built a new system on an old drive
3.2Ghz but I have had it much higher just never bothered to tweek all the stuff and test it I picked a OC that was stable and keep it, I have a Thermaltake Tough Power 750 nope its a gamming/Video editing/ PVR we record a lot of shows and watch them on the HD TV on weekends
So my Q6600 is okay which MB would you use of the two I have? I would think the XFX would would be better for dual 460/470's and its cheaper to put 8Gb of ram into that board. I think its ever eaiser to OC that board, I could grab a Cooler Master V10 Pet cooler maybe get 4GHZ out of my 6600 what do you think?