ok. ill keep 6790 or above in mind. as for the rest of my system , ill keep my eye out for a upgrade kit or complete diy kit on newegg or ebay. I want to go with an intel processor if i can afford it. thanks.
That's actually exactly what I was thinking for you. I've seen some very nice i5 combos for around $500 that would get you one heck of a nice gaming rig!
I don't think resolution was mentioned in this thread, but I recommend for future proofing gaming at 1080p at least an HD6850 or the GTX 460. Which I heard the latter is getting scarce.