CPU or GPU upgrade

Hi there, need to say I'm newbie here.

So the thing is, I have a Core 2 Duo E7500 and XFX Radeon HD 5830 (the RAM isn't the problem right now).
I have some money for an upgrade - not that much, though -, and I was thinking a modest ASUS P8H61-M LE motherboard + Core i7 2600k should do it.
But then I started to compare it all - the purpose of all this is gaming, by the way -, should I upgrade the C2D E7500 to a i7 2600k, or should I replace the HD 5830 for a HD 6950?

I appreciate the support.
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  1. Better than that is Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge ; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
    Motherboard : ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271
    You will spent 380$ with what you choosed , with that two you spend 350$.And is the best upgrade for gaming.
    And you put some money and in april you can buy a new GPU new radeon 7000 series.
  2. You would probably get the most bang for your buck out of the GPU upgrade for gaming. That is a very nice processor though and you can overclock it pretty easy if that is your thing. The problem is if you get a high end GPU then your CPU could be slowing down your GPU. A CPU change will help your GPU run faster but there is only so much a CPU can do to help a GPU.
  3. I'd upgrade the cpu since it's 4 cores and more future-proof when the time comes.
  4. 5830 is ok, no need to upgrade that.
    But c2d e7500 is outdated.upgrade your cpu and mb
  5. 5830 is ok, no need to upgrade that.
    But c2d e7500 is outdated.upgrade your cpu and mb
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