Upgrade Help

Hi guys, I'm currently running an Intel P5g41t-m LX with an Intel Quad Core Q6600, the latter of which seems to be malfunctioning, Since there are very few 775 processors around where I live, I'm just going to upgrade to a shiny new motherboard and processor.

However, since I'm down at the bottom of the line already, there is a huge amount of choice for upgrades. Could you guys point me in the right direction on what I should be looking at?

The only thing I use this computer for is Gaming and I'd like to keep the cost under $400 but I'll go up to $600 if the gain is worth it.
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  1. cost under $400 but I'll go up to $600...

    For what is the budget?

    CPU+mobo+RAM only?
  2. Whats your GPU?
  3. What is the country u shop in?
  4. U can definitely use this one -> ASRock Z77 Extreme 4

    I just build PC with this mobo and I like the BIOS, its looks like this.

    Works as expected @ 4.4GHz



    For the mobo, I would recommend -> ... Latest Z77...
    That is a good mobo choice for the CPU. It has good power design for OC.


    ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0387554

  5. If u get an after market CPU cooler, u can OC to 4.4GHz with ease : )
    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus120mm CPU Cooler
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065



  6. Just build a PC with this RAM + that^ CPU cooler and the same mobo. All works fine.
    G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR
    $59.99 + FREE SHIPPING
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231460
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