Hi guys, Here is the thing: I actually own a C2Q Q6600 witch I have have successfully overclocked to 3.2 Ghz on air cooling, its been running like that for the past 2 years 100% STABLE, its mostly my gaming rig and so far I´m a happy camper no biggies here. I recently got my hands on some extra cash and was thinking that it´s MAYBE upgrading season; I begun reading on the new generation of i7 CPUs and the newer Sandy Bridge chipset and what not. What got me thinking by some articles I read is that, APPARENTLY, upgrading my actual rig to the newer generation CPU/MoBO would not yield me THAT MUCH of a benefit. Money is not tight but if I can spare me the cost of upgrading and hold it off for a few more months I´ll hold. So I dont knot where to begin, if I should upgrade or not and to witch or what CPU/Chipset combination to go with. I´ve always been an ASUS fan and have grown fond of the OC capabilities of my Rampage Extreme MoBo so I´ll probably be going ASUS (although they seem to be getting sloppy with the quality control and RMA and DOA are in high numbers lately). I´m looking for something that will keep me "current" (if there is such a thing in computing) and would probably work for my gaming needs for the next 1 1/2 to 2 years sooooo..... I´m all ears, fire away BTW, I´d like to keep it in the USD $500 to $600 range witch doesn´t mean I can´t go higher if the numbers performance/costs are right.