Choosing the upgrade

Hi, I have just purchased Shogun 2, and I am need of upgrading my current computer! at the moment i have a core 2 duo E4500. the recommeneded requirements for shogun are:

Intel Processor - Core i5-680 3.6GHz
AMD Processor - Athlon II X3 450
Nvidia Graphics Card - GeForce GT 240
ATI Graphics Card - Radeon HD 5570 512MB
RAM (Memory) - 4 GB
Hard Disk Space - 20 GB
Direct X - 9

At the moment I have been looking at the I3 450 @ 4.4ghz, the Q8400, and the Phenom X4 955 BE @ 3.8ghz. This is my type of budget as I also need to invest in a motherboard, ram, case and psu. Any help will be great.
Thanks :)
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  1. Can you post what you are planning to keep (your current specification including power supply details)?
  2. Right so I plan to keep my 9500GT graphics card for the moment, until i can afford a GTX 460.

    I will also be keeping my hard drive for the moment which is a seagte 360gb (I dont load much stuff on this computer, as it is only for gaming.)

    Everything else however will need to be changed. So once I have decided upon a processor I will be looking at getting 4gb of ddr3 ram, 500w+ psu, motherboard, case and cpu cooler.
  3. I also have my monitor at 1920x1080 resolution (benQ 2420hd), and im looking to buy the goods in about 3 weeks.
  4. Sorry, I should of done this at the start, ill do this now...

    Approximate Purchase Date: End of march

    Budget Range: £350 up to £400 if neccessary

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Home, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies

    Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, graphics card,cd drive, hard drive

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: UK sites , etc....

    Country of Origin: England

    Parts Preferences: by brand or type: no preference

    Overclocking: Yes

    SLI or Crossfire: Yes

    Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

    Additional Comments: Mainly want it to play Shogun 2 on maximum settings...
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