How was that unsound advice? Sure, a card like this would bottleneck a little with his setup, but if he is running something like a 8800GT then he'll still see some major FPS increases. And how is buying this card blowing $200? He can just carry it over to his next build. Getting a much lesser card would be more like "blowing" $ to me because he would have one more piece of "useless" hardware.
That's what my very comment hinges on.
If the intent is to keep the Q6600 then he's essentially paying $200 to use only a portion of what the card is capable of with his current setup vs getting a lesser card and run it to capacity.
The "carry over" is only sensible if he overhauls ASAP. If he holds the card and Q6600 for a prolonged period of time then he would of have never accessed the cards full potential, lost money due to depreciation and be overshadowed by cheaper and more powerful cards.
I know a lot of folks are still hanging on to their Q6600, a legendary CPU, but its time is up.
Unless your full intent is the "carry over" quickly, and very quickly..... it would be unwise to pair a top tiered card with a Q6600 for any length of time.
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