Help choose on package upgrade

guys need your help on whats best for me on my upcoming upgrade.. already got the much money needed for atleast one upgrade and don't know which one is to choose from, let me list the package that i will be choosing from, I have picked this one up, My budget for this upgrade is around $600

Uprade 1

Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 OC'ed
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102984

Intel Core i5-3450
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116506

Asrock H77M
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157303


Upgrade 2

Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 OC'ed
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102984

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

23-24" IPS Full HD Monitor Full HD 1920x1080 resolution
don't know what brand I will be getting, but I have set atleast $240 budget for this, Any recommendation would be highly appreciated
I'm into FPS games Battlefield 3, MW3 etc, and Third person games, Batman Arkham City, Alan Wake etc. Not much of a RTS games


I'm worried about bottlenecking my current system to the new video card that I will be adding up, and I want to use a quadcore to do so and Ivy bridge to maximize the full potential of the HD 7850 card on a Full HD 1920x1080 resolution, high to max settings, no overclocking here and crossfire will not be also an option.
thank you in advance and any inputs or suggestion will be highly much appreciated

here's my current rig

Intel Core i3-2100
Elite H61h2-M2
Seagate 500gb 7200rpm
Kingston 4gb DDR3 hyper x blue
ASUS 24x DVD burner
AEROCOOL STRIKE X ONE ADVANCE
FSP Group Everest 85PLUS 600W PSU
15.6 LG led Monitor
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  1. I'd go for Upgrade 1 first. Save your money, and then go for upgrade 2 down the road.
  2. okay thanks for the input, i'll wait for other guys for their answer, gonna purchase next week when my salary arrives..
  3. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
  4. thank you for moving my thread, I'm a noob my bad :)
  5. when changing mobo and cpu if i choose package 1, should i do clean installation of my windows 7 home basic 64bit?
  6. I would go for option two. A 15" is so 1990s and the i3 is a capable gaming CPU.
  7. FinneousPJ said:
    I would go for option two. A 15" is so 1990s and the i3 is a capable gaming CPU.



    oh thanks, well it not bottleneck my gpu card? was hoping for a full potential of my card, and i'm afraid of bottlenecking it..
  8. No, it's a great CPU.
  9. oh but in terms of games? can it handle it without a sweat? battlefield 3, modern warfare 3 etc, im more into FPS and Third person games.. not much of a RTS
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