I'd like to have a native quad core CPU and also boost my frame rate in games, so I'd be grateful for some advice on whether I should upgrade my CPU and hence mobo & RAM. My PC is tuned for gaming (No way! say the TPU community ) so I would like to know if upgrading from my E8500 to an i5 750 and overclocking that is going to provide a performance boost. I did look at a couple of CPU reviews a little while back, which suggested it would be faster (can't exactly remember now) but regardless, I'd like your opinions ladies and gentlemen! Current setup: E8500 3.16GHz @ 4.11GHz running 24/7 Gigabyte: GA-EP45-UD3P RAM: OCZ Flex 2 1150MHz DDR2 4GB (two sticks) overclocked Graphics card: GTX 285 reference, not overclocked. Not looking to upgrade right now, will wait for the new nvidias My E8500 is currently overclocked on air with a Zalman 7700 cooler. I would have to change the cooler for the i5 due to the different socket, but I'm looking at getting another air cooler, albeit a high performance one. The mobo & RAM replacements are up in the air right now, but the mobo would likely be a Gigabyte one with the extra copper, as the one I have now is a really excellent board. And finally, it's likely that I will be able to sell my old components to a good friend of mine who needs to upgrade from an ancient Athon 1GHz 32-bit system that just doesn't cut it any more. He doesn't play games, so my E8500 would see him right for a long time.