logainofhades said: What is your budget for this upgrade? You definitely need a better CPU, but your GPU isn't very good either.
ethereal essence said: is this a store bought pc? if so upgrading it could be a bit of a pain.if not then yes an i3 would be a decent upgrade although if you could afford an i5 it would get you set up in a better position.
aliafzal189 said: ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 for 79$
ethereal essence said: get an i3 given your budget. no bios update should be needed. Keep in mind you MAY need to reinstall windows. If it is an OEM copy of windows, changing the CPU may require a new copy of windows.http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Product/Product_Detail.aspx?DetailID=1427&MenuID=103&LanID=0#fragment-CPUthe 3240 should be fine as well. your psu should be able to handle it just as well as the 3210