New CPU & MoBo or GPU and MoBo?

So my Cheapo Motherboard failed its a Gigabye GA-78LMT-S2P Rev 5.0. I have an AMD Phenom II x4 965 BE Processor and a Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 1gb. I am stuck as if to get a new motherboard and processor or new video card for xfire and motherboard. I am on a budget of 275 USD no more. Heres my choices:

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500k 159.99 link: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354589

MOBO: ASRock Z77 Pro3 94.99 link: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0387627


GPU: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102908

MOBO: MSI 990XA-GD55 AM3+ AMD 990X 119.99 link http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130620


Or should i go with an am3+ motherboard and a cpu such as a AMD FX-4170 Zambezi 4.2GHz

Or just a new high end $200+ am3+ motherboard? Suggestions appreciated!
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  1. Just get a new motherbd.
    The 965 is still a viable gamer as is the 6850. What games do you play that you beleive crossfire will help?
  2. GTA 4 at the most! Most horribly coded game period.
  3. LoL.
    I see your dilema nut I beleive gta4 is more gpu bound then cpu bound.
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