Upgrading from i3 to i5: CPU and Motherboard Choices

I'm looking to upgrade my cpu, as I've been hitting 100% Cpu usage while running BF3 on low, and upgrade my motherboard alongside the CPU is necessary.
It looking to upgrade the cpu to achieve medium settings at 60fps, unless that is unrealistic with my gpu.
The computer I'm running it a Gateway DX4840-11e With a custom GPU and PSU.

CPU: Intel i3 550 @ 3.2GHz
GPU: XFX Radeon 6870 1GB DDR5
PSU: Corsair GS500
Ram: 8gb
Running an extra 120mm fan in the rear of the computer.

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