Hi I currently own an ASUS G1-P7P55E with an i5-650 and with no graphics card. I am wondering whether I should upgrade the motherboard and processor to LGA 1155 or spend the money on getting a GTX560 Twin Frozr? I want to play upcoming games like diablo 3 but I still require the PC to be fast at interent etc. Basically I am asking should I upgrade now or should I add a graphics card?
Pick the GPU like those above said because it the Graphics card will also help with browsing the internet as most browsers are GPU accelerated especially considering you are using the i5's built in graphics right now. Just make sure your PSU is powerful enough to drive a 560Ti or HD7850 (the 7850 has a lower power requirement than the 560Ti)
If I need to yes. My main system is an i5-2500k with an HD 6870 and that can play diablo 3 on its highest settings available 1080p.
Games aren't about graphics in my opinions, it's about gameplay, and it doesn't matter how pretty the game looks if it sucks.
In some instances lowering the graphics makes the game more enjoyable or playable. Like, I do not like how depth of field looks so I turn it off if I can. Some graphics with WAY too many particle effects can distract me from the game so I lower that if I need to as well.