Upgrading Gaming PC - $1000 Budget

Hello,

This Christmas I will be purchasing some components to upgrade my gaming pc.

The components I want to upgrade are my:
CPU
Motherboard
RAM
Video Card
PSU

I currently have (in same order):
CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo CPU E8500 @ 3.16GHz
Mobo - Gigabyte EP45-DS3P
RAM - 4GB (not sure what ddr)
Video Card - ATI HD 4870
PSU - EzCool (no name brand) 550w

My budget is $1000, I will not be overclocking (never done it and don't plan on it atm).

I'm from Australia so I will be ordering from www.pccasegear.com.au


This is what I was originally going to get (totalled at $625 not incl. postage).



It doesn't include the psu because my current psu can run the gtx 560.

Because it is $400 under my budget, I want to know what I should get.

Thanks :)
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  1. Hello my friend. Since you are not overclocking anything. I suggest you get a H61 motherboard.

    Gigabyte H61 motherboard.
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=16897

    Get a GTX 560ti not a 560.
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=16652

    I would suggest gettting this 560ti
    http://www.mwave.com.au/sku-42051070-MSI_GeForce_GTX_560_Ti_Twin_Frozr_II_Overclock_Video_Card_-_GDDR5_1024MB_256Bit_
  2. After talking to a friend, this is what I've come up with.

    Does it seem alright? :D

  3. Pretty good for OC and SLI.
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