How much of an upgrade would I end up with?

How much of an upgrade would I end up with if I were to build a new PC with the following CPU:

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727


Currently I have a desktop PC with a DualCore Intel Pentium D 840, 3200 MHz (16 x 200)

http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=1838&page=1

Base on the CPU I currently have I think I would get a major upgrade in CPU power if I were to build a new PC with the AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX but I would appreciate some feedback or opinions regarding this.

Thanks
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  1. CPU wise, it would be a HUGE upgrade. What will be your uses of the new system though?
  2. Mostly gaming, I read in a Star Craft 2 benchmark test that was done on Tom's Hardware website that the AMD Phenom II X4 would handle anything SC2 could throw at the CPU, I had this other computer for a long time now, and I can tell now with the latest games that it seems like the CPU is struggling. I been able to play all games i tried with my old CPU, but it does feel now and then like im not getting the full effect.
  3. Whats your full budget? The GPU matter alot in gaming, perhaps more than your CPU. So you would want to allocate more funds that way. But your CPU is definitely in need of an upgrade though, even a ~2.5Ghz Athlon X2 4800+ beats it handily.
  4. This is what I'm looking to get from Newegg total comes to about $642.91 I'm willing to go as high as $700 or $800. But I think this should be good enought for what the kind of gaming I do.

    Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price

    1 ASUS M4A785TD-M EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
    Item #: N82E16813131406
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$10.00 Instant
    $89.99
    $79.99

    1 MSI R5770 Hawk Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
    Item #: N82E16814127490
    Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy -$10.00 Instant
    $20.00 Mail-in Rebate
    $169.99
    $159.99

    2 Crucial 2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model CT25664BA1339
    Item #: N82E16820148221
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy $62.98

    1 ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827135204
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy $19.99

    1 Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS 300GB 10000 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822136322
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$70.00 Instant
    $169.99
    $99.99

    1 HEC 6K60BS Black / Silver 0.8mm SECC Steel MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case
    Item #: N82E16811121041
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$10.00 Instant
    $44.99
    $34.99

    1 hec HP485D 485W ATX12V Power Supply - Power Cord Included
    Item #: N82E16817339020
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$5.00 Instant
    $29.99
    $24.99

    1 AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
    Item #: N82E16819103727
    Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy $159.99
  5. Not a great build, take out that raptor, get a proper PSU and a better GPU. Perhaps drop the CPU down to a Phenom X2/3 if you have to.

    Lemme see what I could work out.
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