Upgrading a old computer $300

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: within a month

BUDGET RANGE: $300 Before rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming i play startcraft 2 and WoW and TF2

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: see below for what i need

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: canada

PARTS PREFERENCES: i like ATI iv always had one.
cpu i was looking to go AMD but i'm really open to anything

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900,

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: well my computer is getting very old and the frame rates seem to be holding be back from enjoying some newer games.
i don't need to play at max settings but I'm stuck at 15 fps in SC2 on low settings.

now I'm just looking to replace my CPU, GPU, MOBO, and RAM the rest is reusable. I have a 500W PSU, hdd's and the whole lot my trouble is MOBOs since i know little of what to look for. I saw on your benchmarks on this site that a HD 5570 can run SC2 on medium at 60 fps so i thought that would be kinda nice.

main thing i really want in this upgrade is room to move forward so if i get a x2 i can upgrade to a x4 later, or if i only get 2 gigs of ram i can put 4 in later. same with the gpu i plan to keep up on upgrading this so any ideas are welcome i look forward to hearing your responses

thanks in advance
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  1. that looks good to me anyone else have any other ideas?
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