Hi guys, I'm not a computer whizz so I apologise if I sound like a PC 'noob'. I currently have a i5 2500K with a crappy GTX 460 and as you would expect my pc struggled with BF3 on high settings. I'm thinking of either upgrading my card to a GTX680 and keeping the i5 or alternatively getting a whole new rig with the i7 4770K, GTX680 and all the other bits to go with it. Ideally I would like to save the £'s and just upgrade the card and stick with i5 but is this going to be a significant boost or am I prolonging the inevitable??
Go with a new card first then save up for the other stuff later. You can always transplant the new card to the new mobo/cpu combo when you get them later. You would see the most immediate improvement with the card.
I have a 2600K and a GTX 460 1GB. It was a great card but the new games of the past year are really too much for it. I plan on getting probably a GTX 780 next month. I have no plans to upgrade my CPU though.