I was looking at this CPU to upgrade to, It looks like most of these chips are being cancelled since they are old technology. will this CPU work with my MOBO, is it good and is there anything better for around the same price ?
to be honest if you plan to upgrade you should consider upgrade the motherboard too... I dont think you will notice big difference if you stay with your current mobo... try to find a mobo compatible with Core I5 newer cpus...
$365 for a S775 CPU? The 2500K is what, around $225? That would leave you with $140 for a new board. If you get one of the $100 boards, you would spend another $5ish or so and still be able to get $50 worth of DDR3 ram. Buying that CPU is a horrible idea as a $100 board, 8GBs of DDR3 ram, and the 2500(k?) CPU is much better/faster.
Did you link the wrong PSU? Thats not $200, nor should it run you $200. I would think even if you lived outside the USA that PSU shouldn't run you $200.
Depends on the budget. If he is looking at $400 CPUs, then upgrading to current stuff makes sense. If you only have $100, then getting the used Q6600 does. Games don't need a lot of CPU power, so getting the quad and OCing it isn't a bad idea. More so if it allows you to get a better PSU and GPU. Again however, considering his apparent budget I doubt he'll be going this route.