I am undecided on what to do with my current system in my signature. I mostly game with some photoshop work and web design. Eventually I would like to start ripping and encoding my dvd collection to host a media file server.

Here are my options:

1. Drop in a Q9550 and call it the day
2. Swap out my mobo, cpu and ram and go for an i7 build
3. do nothing, upgrade sometime next year

Not too sure what to do here. I personally would like to try and oc my E4500 a bit more but I think I am maxed out at 3ghz. I cant get any oc higher than 3ghz stable. No matter how many volts I throw at it.

Any thoughts?