Current specs are: -Q6600 @ 3.2ghz -ASUS P5Q -GTX280 -Cooler Master RS-750 Basic gaming pc, I play black ops, MW2, bad company2 and a few randoms. I usually upgrade ever 16-18 months and do not buy the newest/best/most expensive stuff. I need help choosing a processor, mobo, SSD and ram right now, as I think I will keep the GTX280 and see how it performs with a new cpu/mobo. I am curious what one could expect for difference in the following CPU's, performance vs cost. Yes I realize roughly .25ghz difference, but is there much performance there? -i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache 1366 130W Quad-Core -$295- -i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core -$209- Mobo will depend whether I choose the i7 or i5... Looking at the following: If i5- ASUS P7P55D-E LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard -$150- If i7- not sure but budget is $150 range also. RAM. 8gb for now, I do some 3d modeling (solidworks) and would like 16gb later if needed. -G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) -$125- SSD. Looking to run OS and basics on this. Not entirely sure I am going with SSD yet. -Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe MKNSSDCL60GB-DX 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) -$130- Thanks in advance for your help and input. What do you see as any issues or changes.