ok my specs are listed at the left. I'm going to retain the vid card, case,psu,hd etc. I'm going to have to buy a new mobo,proc,mem, etc. The question I have is is the performance of the intels worth the extra money? If so which one gives the best bang for the buck. I'm still on air for cooling so my overclocking is minimal. I curently use AMD procs so I'm not opposed to staying with them. I can get a 6 core Amd far cheaper than the 6 core intels right now. Ok I dont want to get long winded here I want you all to read and respond not go to sleep. What is the best bang for the buck combos. Mobos and procs. I use my computer primarily for gaming so keep that in mind. Thanks in advance for your time.