I'm planning to do a CPU + Mobo + RAM upgrade within these two weeks to take advantage of the special sales, but I'm getting a lot of conflicting suggestions from friends and sales personnels. I figured that I should make a post here and have you guys critic my current selections before I put the money down. The rig is meant to be a gaming desktop Budget is around $400-$500 Intention: Gaming (Start Citizen, X Rebirth) & Live Online Streaming Current parts intended for upgrade: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.4GHz (4CPUs) P5QL/EPU Dual OCZ Platinum Revision 2 2GB (PC2 6400) Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive Summarized suggested: Intel i5 Quads Mobo with model Z67 or ASUS P67 mobo any DDR3 RAM set up for Dual Channel SSD 120 GB I've been reading up on the hardware and I have some experience building my own PC, but I'm at a complete loss for what I should consider for good upgrades within budget. Suggestions pls? I have updated my system specs in my forum profile.