New upgrade: Budget $325 Need Advice

Okay, so im getting money soon and im looking to upgrade my system. My budget is $325, im looking to get a motherboard, cpu and graphics card. I've had a few ideas i just cant decide on what to get, and need some help. The parts im looking at: source newegg

1st: $325
I3 540
Biostar T5 EX
Sapphire 6850

2nd: $310
I3 540
Biostar T5 EX
Referb. GTX460

3rd: $318
X4 960T
GA-970A-UD3
Refurb GTS450

4th: $289
Micro Center Special CPU X4 830
GA-970A-UD3
Sapphire 6850

Thanks in advance for your comments or input :)
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  1. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115078
    - Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz: $125

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157286
    - ASRock H61M-GS LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX: $65

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102908
    - SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB: $135

    TOTAL: $325
  2. wasupmike said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115078
    - Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz: $125

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157286
    - ASRock H61M-GS LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX: $65

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102908
    - SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB: $135

    TOTAL: $325

    ^this
  3. I agree with wasupmike. Also, if you live near a microcenter, you can get the i3 2100 for $100.
  4. get amd fx series and you will possible get a free motherboard at microcenter.. so that's like $100 for both cpu and mother board! Then get a graphics Radeon HD 6850 just like others said, and your total is just $235 (215 after rebate of graphics)
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