Got a old computer i got at beast buy a few years ago iam looking to upgrade (and have parts to build a new one down the line) i just built my own gaming pc for around $1200 so this will be for my GF mostly just to play mmo's Aion,Gw2 , FF a realm reborn .
How does the amd a10-5800k compare to a i5 2500k or the bulldozer amd cpu's i havent seen much about it . i went with the i5 2500k with the one i built. ill have to look more into it but it seems like a decent idea money wise.
i still want something that will be strong later down the road also.
assuming you are playing on a 1080p monitor, i would go ahead and get an HD 7850 (or 7770 if you're playing at a lower resolution), a new PSU, and keep your CPU. Find out if the CPU is too much of bottleneck, then make your decision about getting a new CPU and motherboard. You're going to get a new GPU and PSU anyway, you might as well see if you can squeak by with your current CPU for another year.