the Q9650 is still comparable to the i5-2500k, why not grab it and oc?
actually in cpu hirearchy
its rated lower than the core i3.
the slower ram speeds will slow it down a little as well.
considering you can pick up a cheap board for £50, ram for £20 and i5 2500 for 150. £220 isnt much for a more upto date pc
(probably closer to 250)