If it were me, I'd go for Ivybridge i5-3450 processor. Faster RAM support, slightly better performance, more up to date, lower power consumption, no downsides (as you are not overclocking). Not HUGE gains, but for an extra $5, or so, got to be worth it. You could then use 1600 MHz RAM. RE Excella's comments, certainly agree HD7850 worth it for overall performance.