CPU/Motherboard Upgrade for my PC

Hey everyone, So I have an older gaming PC from about 6 1/2 years ago, I'm slowly starting to replace components as they are getting older and I want the best graphics performance for gaming. I recently purchased a new graphics cards and more ram that I intend on installing shortly. However, before I start putting new components into an old build I was thinking about upgrading the motherboard and processor. This is the only area of this where I'm a little foggy as I have no idea if I should update either (I don't want to throw money down the drain). Right now I have an Intel Core i7 CUP 950 @ 3.07 GHZ, 3068 Mhz, 4 Cores and I have an MSI Motherboard X58PRO (MS-7522). With the new "Devils Canyon" Intel Chips out I'm curious as to what is being recommended. I have a max budget of $1000 but I'd like to spend less if possible. I'm looking to invest for longevity here so I'm not afraid to spend a little money.

Thanks in advance.
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  1. You want to game? Why would you even need a devil's canyon? For all I care an i5-4670K would satisfy all of your gaming needs for the next 3 years at the least. Look at facts. Even a C2Quad is still relevant these days in the case of gaming. Going for a devil's canyon would be an overkill. Your GPU will most likely bottleneck here. To say the truth, these days you can get an entire build at sub 1000$. I would say go for a 4670k and game happily. Keep the 1000$ for a GPU upgrade later
  2. i5 will do the trick. which gpu do you have?
  3. I should have added this further in the first question. For the most part the computer is used for gaming/webdesign. I recently picked up a GTX690 from my brother for $600. It has been a while since I've constructed a new gaming PC, almost 6 years now so I have not been keeping up with the newer conventions. Will an i5 stand a similar test of time? For that matter is the Motherboard I have still good with that chip or is there one I should be looking at to accompany it?
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    As far as I know i5 is that good of a chip. It should literally sail for the next few years. And as a matter of fact, it is an LGA 1150 socket. And no, an LGA 1366 won't fit to it. So yes, look for a Mobo upgrade.
  5. Thanks so much for the information!
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