Quote: Originally Posted by Fluffy
I have my eyes on an Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 Now I am wondering what kind of a boost to performance would I receive in gaming terms? My specs are below..
I built a personal test rig for myself recently. The Q8400 is what i used.
You will not see huge performance gains from your current CPU, you would have to go to an i7 to see real performance gains from where you are.
That said the Q8400 is a GREAT CPU. I have used the Q8200 and the 8400 is much better. It's *almost* as good as it's big bother the 9400. If you're looking for an upgrade without a new board and RAM, the Q8400 is what I would get too.