Price of Upgrading to the 6600 from a 6300

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Does anyone know what the (ballpark) price of upgrading to the 6600 from a 6300 is going to be? I have been reading here for a few hours and seeing fan issues with the 6300's with no real fix in sight. I think I remember seeing a post about the 6600 rigs not having fans on the CPU, is that true? Is it a direct replacement for the 6300? 

Now that I am semi retired (health reasons) I finally have the time to play on the HF bands. I purchased a couple 6300's when they came out used them a little for QSOs but mostly monitored while I was working. Now that I am using them I had a fan problem. 

I did not do much reading here (worked a lot) but now I am and I read about others having fan issues. As I read I find I should have taken the rig apart and clean it (which I did not do, I will do it from now on) and in my home we have 6 cats (non allowed in my shack) 2 dogs (hang out in my shack with me) and a Rabbit that used to live in my shack downstairs until my knee starting giving me trouble and now lives upstairs (its addicted to food and water). 

My Home 6300 now will live in my Pole Barn in my man cave I built to load ammo in. I do my brass tumbling out side but I still have my Dog and she is out there 15 yours a day with me, that will not change! 

Is the 6600 a upgraded 6300? Does it work basically the same, computer connected through the cat5 cable and slice receivers? 

My real problem is now that I have had some time to really learn about my Flex and use it I really like it, I am at my cabin tonight meeting a service guy for the Furnace tomorrow and I just checked into the 80 meter net with the backup rig IC-746Pro which is a good rig but its no Flex 6300 (I took the Cabin Flex home when the one at home started giving me problems last time I came up here to mow the lawn).

So is upgrading to the 6600 at least for home a wise thing to do?
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Price wise, you can call me in the morning at the main number, option 1, and I will be glad to discuss it with you.

Mike