The rest I'm fine with. With that budget, I'm looking for something that could do decent for Battlefield 3 (If not possible for Ultra settings, then High with some AA's is enough for me), and for alot of Photoshop. I'm not sure if I should stick with AMD and go Phenom X6 because the new FX came out, or go Intel. Not even sure if it's necessary to upgrade my graphics card...Please give me some advice, I greatly appreciate your help. Thank you in advance for your reply.
Your going to be needing a quad core CPU to really be able to get the settings high. I'd recommend a phenom or even a athlon x4 black. Your graphics card COULD be upgraded, doesn't really need it but if you want you could upgrade to a current generation card.