I will list my system specs. I've got $120 on a best buy card so I am leaning towards a video upgrade (I normally wouldn't purchase anything from best buy, but i've got the credit). I am married and cannot spend any more than this amount without wife's permission. I plan to purchase a Phenom X6 in the future, so the video ugprade sounds good now.
I want to be able to smoothly play BF3, Sleeping Dogs, Syndicate, and other newer games at 1600x1050.
Current system specs
Asrock N68c-s UCC mobo (am2, am2+, am3)
AMD FX62, 2.8ghz (won't OC worth a damn)
Sapphire HD 5570 1gb video, oc via MSI Afterburner
2x Scorpio Black 7200 RPM 500gb in RAID 0
650W Power supply
Thermaltake Kandalf water cooled case
Sound Blaster Fatal1ty titanium
I built this rig out of a friends spare parts, it did not cost me anything. I would like to know what I should upgrade first, obviously the CPU and Video are weak, but if I could grab a Radeon 7770 2GB for $130, should I do that first?