I suggest you wait, but that you keep an eye on product availability.
The rumor is that AMD has stopped production of quad core Phenoms. However, I believe they have not stopped producing the X6 Phenoms - so availability of those still extends for the foreseeable future.
Beyond that, if your CPU is not showing any signs of slowing you down, you may be able to stick with it for the long run until you end up doing a mobo upgrade too.
I'll continue to opt not to get an SSD for my home computer. Have one at work and it is faster, but I have absolutely no need for one at home. Now, I would like to get myself a big 2TB drive and put ESXi on it and one of these spare computers I've got lying around.
just brew it! wrote:Yeah, I was actually kind of considering getting an X6 for my main rig (currently have an X4 955)...
955 is what I have as well and there seems to be nothing it cannot handle for now. It will easily last till my next platform upgrade (I'm still on DDR2) at which point it will either be BD or SB, and rumors haven't been very kind to BD so far.
If the OP can overclock his Q6600 to 3.0 GHz that should meet or beat the performance of the X4 955.