New CPU, Mobo, RAM Please

I need an upgrade but I only really have enough to upgrade my cpu, mobo, and RAM, thanks in advance

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range:$300-$350

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, movies

Parts Not Required:
Case:Antec 1200

PSU: Antec 850W

Graphics: Galaxy GeForce 460 gtx 768mb

Mouse, Keyboard, monitor, Cd-drive, hard drive, etc...

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, tigerdirect

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1440x900

Additional Comments: none really, if it goes to like $375 I guess that would be okay, but really I would like it to be between $300 and $350
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More about mobo please
  1. Best answer
  2. Thanks a lot, the RAM really looks like a good deal, I'm still open to suggestions though
  3. Would be also nice to now what you are upgrading from, however couple of possibilities that i can see in general:

    1) A Really good Z68 MB, i3 2100, 2x2GB 1600 MHz ram
    Asrock Z68 Extreme 4 $190
    i3 2100 $130
    2x2GB Ripjaws X $40
    total about 360$

    Gives you pretty good performance now in gaming, with nicely featured MB.
    Get an i5 or i7 later if you run out of juice on the CPU.

    2) Something in the middle of these 2.
    GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 130$
    i3 2100 $130
    2x2GB Ripjaws X $40
    total 300$

    Gives you pretty good performance now in gaming
    Get an i5 or i7 later if you run out of juice on the CPU.

    3) Save a few bucks until you can get to decent Z68 board, i5 2500k, 2x2GB ram
    GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 130$
    i5 2500k $224
    2x2GB Ripjaws X $40
    total 394$

    Great stock performance, once you can afford to grab a decent after market cooler you can OC it for more.
  4. Thanks, I just decided to go with this

    genghiskron said:

    and I was upgrading from at amd athlon 4200 or something lol, my phenom burned out
  5. Best answer selected by zoid8806.
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