Gaming PC Build - Advice Appreciated

Ok so a bit of background.
I had a HP Pavillion prebuilt PC that I OC'ed to death (CPU was melted onto motherboard.)
So I replaced MB and rebuilt it inside the same case (small tower.)
ASRock K10N78 Full SLI R3.0 (AM3 ready but does not have core unlocking feature unfortunately.)
Athlon X3 445, 3.1Ghz
Win 7 Ultimate
GTS 250 1GB

Generic HDD, stock fans, 650w PSU my bro donated after his rebuild that needed a 750w.

Ok you can laugh now, I cannot pvp in Swtor because of the Hero engine poor threading optimisation so my CPU bottlenecks and 30-60 fps becomes unplayable 10-15 fps. (I tried to use only one core to no avail.) Also Im running the fans at 80-100% because the Audigy sits against the GTS 250 air intake and the case just acts like a radiator (solution at the moment is to leave the side of the case off and have the tower lying on its side :)

So I have two options - ripmy hardware out the case, replace the CPU and the case, and go that direction. Or, I am thinking about leaving AMD and switching to Intel CPUs and a complete rebuild.

I'm thinking £1,000 max budget for this and have come up with a list that I think might do the trick and was wondering what you all would suggest.

Intel Core i5 2500K Unlocked, S1155, Sndy Bridge, Quad, 3.3GHz, 850Mhz, 6MB Cache 95W
Lian Li PC-7FNB Black Mid Tower Aluminum Case, w/o PSU (New Version)
Akasa 1U Low Profile Active Copper CPU Cooler for LGA 775/1155/1156 with Side Blow Fan
Gigabyte GA-P61-USB3-B3, Intel H61, S 1155, DDR3, SATA II - 3Gb/s, PCIe 2.0 (x16), ATX
750GB Western Digital WD7500AARX Caviar Green, 3.5" HDD, SATA III - 6Gb/s, 64MB Cache , 8ms, NCQ
1GB EVGA GTX 460 SuperClocked, 3800MHz GDDR5, GPU 763MHz
SB Audigy (re-use I have standard headphones no need for anything fancy here)
600W PSU, Corsair Builder Series CMPSU-600CXv2UK, 80% Eff', 80 PLUS, EPS 12V, Quiet Fan, ATX v2.3
24" Samsung SM2443BW Black Widescreen LCD, 1920x1200, 1000:1, 300 cd/m², 5 ms, VESA

All available for £834.37 from

Thanks for reading and please let me know what you think. The basic idea is to make a computer that will last a couple of years with the odd upgrade - not too fussed about max graphics gaming, but steady 60 fps an absolut must.
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  1. Of course I forgot RAM didn't I???
    16GB (4x4GB) Corsair DDR3 XMS3, PC3-10666 (1333)
    Total now £ 899.36
  2. I can't imagine why you WOULDN'T want to build a new Intel system ;-)

    That said, you know as well as I do that it probably won't completely clear up the SWTOR warzone issues.
  3. Well I know it won't solve all the issues, but I'd like to get past the CPU bottleneck at least lol.
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