Re: Bad CPU hurting GTX 295?
If you are going to upgrade there's no reason not to go i7. Initial benchmarks didn't show much of an increase in gaming but once you start going beyond a gtx 295 they smoke the previous generation processors. IMO You NEED a Core i7 to run Tri SLI (280+) or higher without having the cpu holding back your system. With that said, that kind of performance isn't necessary right now and if you currently have a 6600 or higher it's harder to justify an upgrade.