Ok here is a rundown of what I currently have and what I am looking to do with this setup. I am looking to do a fairly low cost upgrade, but I could upgrade almost anything in my setup.
My question is what is going to be the best bang for my buck without replacing everything?
I am looking at possibly a sandy bridge i5, or should I go for better cooling, or more ram... I am working on a fairly limited budget but a couple of games I am looking at including AC4 say I should have a quad core cpu.
Would dropping an I5 in be good or should I stick with an I3 and use the money for a better video card? Which would be more effective?
$20 more than the i5, but you get hyperthreading, which will be of some help. It's pretty much on par with the i7 3770. Then depending on budget, a gtx 760 or if you think you can swing it, a gtx 770, and you'll rock AC4.
I would have never thought of the xeon I was completely consumed by the i5 and i7.
The on board video is not a big deal to me either, and heck 20 bucks is no biggie if I am already spending over $180