Re: Mobo and processor upgrade.
If you are willing to spend less, get a P35-DS3L isntead of the DS3R, because I believe that the only difference between the two is the RAID feature. edit: oh, and DDR2 1066 support.
Yes, for sure go with a Q6600.
Or, if you can wait, I'd see what the Phenoms have to offer and even wait out a little until the 8800GTS G92 Revision comes out. If you can really wait and if the Phenoms suck, in January you can get a Q9450 (Yorkfield) for $300, which trust me, is an amazing price.
What kind of power supply do you have?
|Intel Q6600 | 2GB Crucial Ballistix Tracers | XFX 8800GTS 512 | Gigabyte P35-DS3L | Antec 900 | Antec Neo 500 HE |