Looking for advice on upgrade options.

In case you hate looking at pictures I have:

Q6600 Quad Core OC'd to 3GHZ
4 GB DDR2 Ram
512 MB 9800 GTX+
Windows 7 64 bit
1920x1080 max resolution monitor

I'm most interested in playing BF3 on 1920x1080 resolution with above average settings. Not wanting to spend a ton of money so I know that really pigeon holes my options. I was hoping for some advice? This is essentially a 4 yr old rig the video card is 3 years old.


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More about looking advice upgrade options
  1. What is your power supply ? That will go a long way to determine what you can upgrade. What is your budget ?
  2. I have a 600 W OCZ and I've included some info from the product page. I'm really not wanting to spend more than $400 and I prefer to be down in the $200 range.

    Type
    ATX12V

    Maximum Power
    600W

    Fans
    120mm fan x 1

    PFC
    Active

    Main Connector
    20+4Pin

    +12V Rails
    4

    PCI-Express Connector
    1 x 6-Pin, 1 x 6+2-Pin

    SATA Power Connector
    6

    Efficiency
    80% @ 115V (Typical load)
    83% @ 230V (Typical load)

    Input Voltage
    100 - 240 V

    Input Frequency Range
    50/60 Hz

    Input Current
    10A @ 115V, 5A @ 230V

    Output
    +3.3@36A,+5V@30A,+12V1@18A,+12V2@18A,+12V3@18A,+12V4@18A,-12V@0.5A,+5VSB@3.0A
  3. Right now I'm looking at something like this.

    AMD Phenom II X4 Black at 3.2 GHz Quad-Core $104.99 w/ promo
    EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 1 GB $117.99 w/ rebate
    ASROCK M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard $59.99
    (2) G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 $32.99 each

    For a total of about $350 bucks. Which is more than I want to spend...again I really would like to stay as close to $200 as I can without losing too much performance. What do you guys think?
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