Upgrading my Intel core 2 E6300

Hi all,

I'm looking to upgrade my processor soon, but have realised I will need a new motherboard to do so. I'm thinking of going with one of the bundles on overclockers. My max budget is around the £200 mark. My current PC spec is below and I'm a bit unsure about compatibly and if I have to stick with intel. Advice on this plus the best bundle would be a great help but I'm open to suggestions, such as just getting a CPU and MoBo, sticking with my current RAM. OR any other components people might think are lagging.

I use the machine for 3D rendering, 2D/3D CAD modeling, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, gaming [mainly MMOs].

These are the bundles I've been looking at:

Current PC spec:
Case: Antec Sonata II - UK

MoBo: Intel DP965LT

CPU: Intel core 2 E6300
[or it might be] http://ark.intel.com/products/spec/SL9SA

Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 2900 PRO

PSU: Arctic 700

RAM: [4GB total] 4x Crucial 1GB DDR2, 800 PC2-6400

HDDx2: both sATA


OS: Windows vista home premium 32bit

Link to pics internally, in case I missed any info:

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  1. The X4, X6 and the 2500 will all be a large upgrade. For the value though I think the X6 would be the best buy for your use because the motherboard with the 2500K is H61 chipset.
    Different c2d but http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/147?vs=61
  2. Cheers, that's a big help :D
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