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Old 03-08-11, 12:13 AM   #1
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Default Seeking Upgrade Advice

So I'm looking at buying maybe the HD6990, GTX 570 SLI or the GTX590 (or what ever it will be called when it comes out)... but my mobo is this:

EVGA nForce 750i FTW SLI Mobo (Model#123-YW-E175-A1)

and my current CPU is this

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz LGA775

So what I'm trying to figure out is:

1. What is the best CPU I can install in my mobo, that's under $300? I know little to nothing about CPU's
2. Will the CPU in #1 bottleneck my PC give the GPU's I'm looking at or can I but a CPU in my current mobo that will be a decent match for one of the above GPU's mentioned?

So in other words, I'd like to get either the HD6990, , GTX 570 SLI or the GTX590, but should I upgrade my mobo and CPU?? I'd really hate to have to upgrade them again, but at the same time I don't want to shell out the cash on a nice GPU only to have my CPU chocking it...

I sorted all the LGA 775 socket CPU's at Newegg, if that helps...
LGA 775 socket CPU's

Will be wanting to play games like Crysis 2 and Skyrim...

Any advice would be appreciated... thanks.


-------- CURRENT SYSTEM --------
2x EVGA GTX260's, SLI
Intel Quad Q9550 2.83GHz
EVGA 750i FTW SLI Mobo
CORSAIR HX1000W 1000W Modular Power Supply
4GB G.SKILL SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000)
Tuniq Tower 120 CPU Cooler

300GB Western Digital VelociRaptor Hard Drive
2X 640GB Western Digital Hard Drives
Pioneer 20X DVD±R DVD Burner
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer 7.1
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