AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Processor, Black Edition (HDT90ZFBGRBOX)
ASUS M4N78 PRO
8 gig of DDR2 RAM Muskin
MSI Gaming N760 TF 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card
180g SSD - 1T WB Black Storage.
Rosewill THOR V2 Full Tower.
Dont recall the power supply. will have to check later.
I believe its a 900w.
I would like to upgrade the board, CPU and RAM. Thinking 32 gigs of ram.
Games I normally Play are Guild Wars 2, Eve Online and TFC2
Suggestions welcome, Budget of around $650 USD
32 GB of RAM is overkill unless you're doing very intensive video editing. For gaming 8 GB is more than sufficient, though 16 GB is the sweet spot for upgrades at this point. (You'll upgrade your system multiple times before 32GB is needed, and at that point the current-gen RAM will vastly out-perform anything you buy now)
Do you want to stick with AMD? The games you play are very CPU intensive, and when you get past $150 or so Intel may give you more bang for your buck... In my experience there also is a better selection of Intel boards than AMD (which is frustrating...)
Also, am I reading this right that you have DDR2 RAM?
So, i will be going from a 3.2 processor to a 3.4
and going from 6 cores to 4.
would that be an upgrade?
AMD CPUs tend to have more cores, but the cores are less powerful than Intel. Once you get past the number of physical cores, the actual performance of an i5 will beat an X6 pretty much across the board.