ok, so i will most likely be upgrading my mobo and cpu. im on a budget of 300-350 for both combined (after tax and shipping) my needs for this cpu are for gaming. cpu's in my budget: Q6600 E8500 E8400 Phenom 9950 the motherboard to go along with this cpu would need the following: ddr2 800 support 1 or more pci-e 2.0 slots. support for the chosen cpu. thanks for your advice.