Upgrading from a 9800gt to a 7850

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week (the closer the better)

Budget Range: (e.g.: 100-200) After Rebates; After Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (gaming)

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: I want to buy a XFX 7850 : http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150656
My current psu is a 500w Rocketfish : http://www.rocketfishproducts.com/products/computer-accessories/RF-500WPS2.html

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.: newegg.com, ncix.com

Location: Quebec, Canada

Parts Preferences: by brand or type :No preference

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050,

Additional Comments: I'm asking for help because i would like to know if upgrading from a 9800gt to a 7850 is a worthwhile considering my current system :
mobo : acer G33t-Am
Memory : 3g ddr2 667mhz
Hardrive : 500g
CPU : intel quad core Q6600 2.4ghz

I want to give my system an upgrade to play recent game like Tomb Raider and Bioshock Infinite that are both free with the purchase of a 7850.

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  1. The q6600 was a great CPU. However, I fear that it may hold back the 7850 with the low clock rates. You may have to overclock your CPU to really support the 7850.
  2. Upgrading to a 7850 will grant you a massive increase in performance.
  3. Considering that Bioshock infinite required cpu is a Q6600, i think it will handle the game. The problem with overclocking my cpu, is that i only have the stock cooler from intel...
  4. Good price/performance card ENJOY!
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