Upgrade existing system!

Ok, so here's my question. What can I add/remove/replace in my current build to make it better? It's AMD Gaming build.

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

Memory: Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996770

MoBo: ASUS M4A88T-V EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

DVD: Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model AD-7260S-0B - OEM

Case Fan (no back fan included): Thermaltake AF0032 120mm Blue LED Case Fan

Graphics Card: XFX HD-685X-ZNFR Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ADX640WFGMBOX

Case: XCLIO Windtunnel Fully Black Finish 1.0 mm SECC Chassis ATX Full Tower Computer Case

PSU: Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply

HD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

That's the build I already have built. I need YOUR help to improve it. I use it mainly for gaming. (Dragon Nest, WoW, Minecraft, etc.). Please help! Thanks!
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  1. Well, your processor seems to be the most lacking. This would be the best processor to fit your mobo.

    What's your upgrade budget, so I can weigh prices between GPU's and Processors?
  2. Upgrade budget is anywhere up to $500
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    I would get a Samsung Spinpoint F3 instead of the WD black...extra 500gb, runs cooler, quiter and equal performance. Would also recommend a different cpu, wither a 955 or a 1090t and overclock if you want. You may want to hold off a little bit longer and see what Bulldozer has to offer. But if now is a must I would maybe look into an AM3+ board that had the ability to upgrade to bulldozer later.
  4. Yeah I'm hopeful that the bulldozer might be good.. Thanks!
  5. Best answer selected by Ashbacher7.
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