I was looking for some advice on upgrading hardware components to my gaming machine in order to increase my framerate on World of Tanks video game (fun game if you like to blow things up btw). I am debating on building a new machine or wondering if I can use what I have with some tweaks to achieve results. Let me know if I am missing anything important. I appreciate the help.
Approximate Purchase Date: flexible
Budget Range: if building a completely new system then probably $1000
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming
Parts Not Required: keyboard/mouse/monitor/OS/speakers
Hello and welcome to the forum. With $1000, you may not be forced to reuse many of the components. Still, the PSU is certainly reusable, as is the case. The 4870 is also, but keep in mind it will likely cap your framerates on a new mid-high end build. I would say look into a 2500K with a P67 board such as the ASRock Extreme4, a new 2x4GB set of RAM at 1333MHz, and a new GPU. For perspective, a 6950 would probably come close to doubling your framerates in some games. Depending on how your budget is looking a 6870/6950 might work.