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Need some advice on what to upgrade to.

Last response: in CPUs
December 28, 2011 7:35:43 PM

I have currently:
Mobo: NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 OC'd @ 3.0GHz (LGA 775)
RAM: G.Skill DDR2 800 4x1GB
HDD: Western Digital 1TB 7200RPM
PSU: Corsair 850w

Lately with some new games I feel my CPU is feeling the pressure. Is it time for me to upgrade, or should I wait?
Now I've done some looking around, and can't figure out really what to get. I believe if I was to upgrade my CPU, I'd need a new Mobo and some RAM.

The question in my mind is whether to go with AMD or Intel. Now I know that can be a "fanboy" topic, but I'd take a suggestion from both and compare it myself. I have a budget overall of about $500 (for Mobo/CPU), give or take.

Any suggestions?

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December 28, 2011 8:33:57 PM

get a i5-2500k and a good Mobo for OC and you will have the undisputed best CPU for gaming you can get for the price.

you should be able to get that for $300.
a c 159 à CPUs
December 28, 2011 8:34:14 PM

Ocz isn't the best company to deal with, but my agility 3 runs fine in achi mode. Adjust the bios to achi before installing windows. Mailing in the rebate may void the warranty, but I did it anyway. Use the serial number sticker on the back of the drive, not the one on the package.
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a c 900 à CPUs
December 28, 2011 8:35:32 PM
January 4, 2012 2:08:10 AM

Best answer selected by Rucyn.