PC Upgrade - 500 - 600$ for gaming

Hi, since a short while I've been hooked to the game Dayz, but sadly my PC has troubles running it properly.

Current Setup:
- Silent pro 550W
- MOBO... no clue.. but was a bit cheap 4 years ago
- E8400 Dual Core, 3Ghz
- Asus EAH/HD6850 1024MB PCI-E
- 3Gig Ram

When I bought this setup approx. 4 years ago, the salesman advised me to take the duo core in stead of the quad core, due to the strength of the fully developed e8400. Must say he was right. Sadly I chose a cheap MOBO which made overclocking difficult.

Therefor I would like to get some advise on a new setup, mainly the processor (i5 of i7?) and MOBO combination, for around 450EU (500 - 600 USD). Should be good for games only, video editing or 3D CAD work will not be done on this PC. The HD6580 is relatively new, thus should stay in the new setup.

Much appreciated!
Alex
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  1. For a low GPU like 6850 just get an i3 2120 and a B75 Asrock boardl
  2. @ Azeem,

    I might want to upgrade the GPU next year, will a i3 still be sufficient? I'd rather not have to upgrade the processor again in 2 years.
    Also, does linking two 6850's make sense?
  3. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.910431 $364.98 save: $10.00

    ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K you need a aftermarket cooler for overclocking so get this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099
  4. So.. I decided to go for the i5 3570K. Thanks for the combo tip, but as I'm Dutch I'm not ordering from the US.. I want to get something here.
    I checked the stores, but they don't sell ASRock Mobo's... only Asus and gygabyte are available.
    Any tips on a Mobo from them? I don't really need 6 usb 3.0 ports etc., but I'm no specialist and maybe some of the extra features on the more expensive boards are good to have. To be more specific..:


    System Usage from Most to Least Important: More gaming, less 3D modeling/editing

    Country: Netherlands

    Parts Preferences: Asus, Gygabyte

    Overclocking: Yes

    SLI or Crossfire: Maybe


    Additional Comments: Should fit with: i5 3570k, HD6850, 520W power supply (please let me know if you think 520W will be enough for this stuff)

    Thanks!
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