E8400 upgrade

Hello EVERYBODY,

I'm looking to upgrade my old broken as E8400 to something that offers a noticeable upgrade. I want to spend around 150 or lower. I will also have to upgrade my motherboard too, so all together I just wanna spend like $300. Any ideas.

Games I am looking to run are BF3, Guild Wars 2, and possibly Wow.

I got a GTX 560 ti that I love. * gigs of ram, plenty of power to go.

Ideas?
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  1. The CPU you should buy
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=72279&vpn=BX80637I53470&manufacture=Intel&promoid=1388

    Here's the RAM KIT you should buy
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=76776&vpn=PV316G160C0KRD&manufacture=Patriot

    And the motherboard.
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=74886&vpn=B75MA-E33&manufacture=MSI%2FMicroStar

    I haven't really got a lot of time to explain to you why this upgrade is go great so you'll just have to take my word for it :D
  2. Kamen_BG said:
    The CPU you should buy
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=72279&vpn=BX80637I53470&manufacture=Intel&promoid=1388

    Here's the RAM KIT you should buy
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=76776&vpn=PV316G160C0KRD&manufacture=Patriot

    And the motherboard.
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=74886&vpn=B75MA-E33&manufacture=MSI%2FMicroStar

    I haven't really got a lot of time to explain to you why this upgrade is go great so you'll just have to take my word for it :D


    The Ram and Mobo are on backorder....

    But thats a fairly good upgrade.
  3. Thanks for the recommendations. I found a 3570k on amazon for $199. So I'm thinking about that now. I'm not sure if I like that board. I have a full size case so I think I would rather have a full ATX sized board for more options. SLI and a few more expansion slots.

    That ram is awesome. I can't believe how cheap RAM has gotten.

    Thanks!
  4. I too went from an E8400 to an i5 3570k, :)
    Got it at a sweet price too.
    Haven't had much time to run it though, because of my HSF issue, waiting on the replacement to arrive.
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