AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ @ 3.30GHz
ASUS M2N32-SLI Premium Motherboard
8Gb (4x2Gb) G.Skill (F2-6400CL5-2GBPQ) DDR2-800 @ 5-5-5-15
ATI Radeon HD 4850 X2
Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Pro
Seagate Barracuda 500Gb x2 (ST3500630AS)
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX (750W) PSU
Gigabyte 3D Aurora Chassis (GZ-FSCA1-ANS)
Windows 7 Ultimate (64bit)
Parts to Upgrade: CPU, mobo, RAM, heatsink
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, microcenter.com, amazon.com
Location: middlesex county, NJ
SLI or Crossfire: No
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: (Prefer if the heatsink isn't too loud, though not a priority)
Why Are You Upgrading: Having a tough time running some games in higher quality. Can only run The Secret World on low settings. RAGE is a lag fest especially in the later areas, could use more frames in Dark Souls, Fable III and so on.
I oc'd cpu to 3.3Ghz from 3.0 and got about a 10 fps boost (Didn't test with many games only The secret world). CPU is pretty outdated now, so I'm pretty sure it's bottlenecking my GPU.
Components I'm considering:
CPU: Can't decide. would prefer to stick with i3 if its sufficient unless i5 trumps it by a whole lot.