I like a modest poster.
As a poor builder (that's cash poor, not lacking in technical skills), what's wrong with your system?
Where do you feel the lack of performance?
I recommend a Delia cookbook. Bake some some muffins and see if you still need to upgrade.
Blueberry would be good.
You're pretty balanced at the moment, which is great for your current performance but bad for your upgrade prospects.
You'd basically have to upgrade both your CPU and GPU to see improvements. You'd probably be OK with a 570 on your current CPU, but that wouldn't be much of an improvement.
OC your CPU and GPU, if you haven't already, but you'd have to drop something like $750 or $800 to really see an improvement. That'd be an FX, a 550- or 600W PSU and a 580.
well the things that lack from the system so far is i'd love to be able to overclock one day and set up some sli maybe tri or quad. Tbh most of my upgrades will happen in summer time due to the fact im studying most other times of the year.
I'm happy with the card just now but i'd love to push 50fps with max settings in skyrim and stay future proof.
If it were me, i would sell the CPU/Motherboard combo and go with an Intel setup. AMD's latest Bulldozer release did not impress. Go for a 2500k and OC it to 4.5+ and you'll be smooth sailing from there.
Switching to intel always seemed expensive when first building but its actually cheaper than buying a new amd mobo and processor so that's defiently a good idea. Does pci-e 3.0 pose a threat, like should i be looking out for a pci-e 3.0 motherboard if i upgrade now?