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Upgrading CPU+mobo or gpu

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November 2, 2011 4:20:56 AM

hey guys i just wanted to know if i should upgrade my mobo + cpu or a my gpu

my current specs:
intel core i3-550
Gigabyte Ultra Durable 3 motherboard
700w psu
Gtx 460 se 1gb
24" 1080p asus LED monitor
4 gb ram (2x2gb 1333 ddr3)

I will be playing bf3 + skyrim
which upgrade is better for my future use? i heard that games these days require quad core for a smooth gameplay but a gpu is the most important part in a gaming pc so i can't decide which one to upgrade first. I wonder if my cpu is fine with a gtx 570 (thinking about buying this)?
my budget will be around $300. Hoping for some advices from you guys. Thanks

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November 2, 2011 7:00:12 AM

have you tried to play and see what settings are playable?
just as a guide for you i play all high on the following spec:

cpu: i7 950
ram: 6gb ddr3
gpu: gtx 460 1gb
600w ocz psu
asus 1080p monitor

only real diffrence is the cpu
hope this helps
November 2, 2011 7:36:33 AM

You don't really need a new build. Give it a while, however, I really don't like your CPU.
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November 2, 2011 9:28:39 PM

why not just upgrade to an i7 and if you have change conisder a 2nd hand gtx460 for sli?
November 2, 2011 9:39:26 PM

well i got amd this time because i'm low on budget, a phenom x4 would do fine i know its not a bad cpu. uhm i have never thought about sli so i wont go for that