I've got a system built around an E8400 and a Asus P5Q PRO Turbo mother board. The MB and CPU alone set me back about $280.00, I'd like to switch over to a quad core. Would appreciate any suggestions, Thanks much.
Unless you have special requirements . . . to get improved performance with an "old" quad you're gonna spend as much as you would for a newer cpu with equal or superior performance. If eg you are gaming, save your money, wait until Sandy Bridge, and upgrade the cpu/mobo.
As said by TwoBoxer, if gaming is your first concern then don't worry.. Stick with your E8400.. Its still an excellent CPU for gaming purposes.. Overclock it if necessary to get a little more performance out of it..
Thanks for steering me in the right direction. I'm going to wait until I have the cash and build something with a i5 in it. My brother's still using something with a Pentium 3 in it. I gave him a desktop with a Pentium 4 3.2 478 and he's afraid he'll loose data changing over and wont use it, it just sits there and wont let me help. To bad.