Upgrading my System

I want to play microsoft flight simulator X and other flight sims with almost no lag.
Right now my system is,

2.67 gigahertz Intel Core2 Quad
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. G41M-ES2H
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250
4gb of Ram
600 watt power supply

I got it from cyberpower 2+ years ago.
I would like to upgrade my processor to i7, gpu upgrade, and 8gb of ram.

This is what i am looking at
Intel Core i7-2600 3.5 ghz

299.99

MSI P67A-G43 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
114.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
84.99

EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB
249.99

Are these compatible? any suggestions? do i need to upgrade my power supply? Is it a worthy upgrade?
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  1. 1) The benefits of an i7-2600k over an i5-2500k are almost nil for gaming, and you'll save about 100 bucks.
    2) I'd recommend 8GB of RAM at DDR3-1600 over 16GB @ 1333. You can always upgrade later if you need more, and honestly, even 8GB is overkill for gaming at the moment.
    3) The graphics card is going to be where you see the biggest upgrade, but because your old motherboard only has a single PCI-E slot at 4x, a GPU-only upgrade would be a bit hamstrung. A 560 Ti or 6950 1GB would be a good choice.
    4) Your choice of motherboard should be fine, though I'd recommend considering the ASRock Z68 Pro3 Gen 3.
    4) If you upgrade all these parts, I would upgrade your power supply -- who knows what god-forsaken brand CyberPower jammed in there. A good 650-700PSU from Corsair or Antec would be a good purchase.
  2. I really like it when I click on a link and discover it's been handled so completely :) Well said.
  3. 16 GB of RAM is overkill for anything you want to do. Downgrade to 8 GB. Ripjaw Series 8 GB DDR3 1600 MHz SDRAM is $44 at newegg.
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