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Final Upgrade to Q6600 + 8800GT system

March 20, 2011 9:28:09 AM

Hi
I have the following setup:

Intel Q6600
Coolermaster GeminII with two fans on top
Nvidia 8800GT (normal screen resolution 1920 x 1080 (full-HD))
4GB RAM
Asus Maximus Formula (Non-SE)
Windows 7 64Bit
Antec P190 (1200W)

I have been planing to do final coputer upgrade before I retire this build. I have been thinking the following upgrade

Intel Q9650
Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2GB GDDR5 (11188-00-40R)

I trust that G6950 will not be bottlenecked. Is my current CPU cooling capability enough? Any suggestions or reviews on this is appriciated. In CPU upgarde part I am limited by the fact that LGA775 socket processors are going out of mainstream. Perhaps this upgrade will give me 2-3 years of more life to this old build? Is the price of Q9650 going to go down anytime soon?
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