Hi. If you're willing to sell your processor and graphics card for this upgrade, then you should have enough money for an upgrade to an i5 quad-core and a GTX 650 Ti or HD 7850. You might be able to get an even better card depending on the sale proceeds. You can keep the motherboard but make sure to flash the BIOS with your current CPU to at least version 5.1 so it will support Ivy Bridge CPUs. NCIX is selling the i5-3470 for $180; it should give you a smoother experience in Battlefield 3.http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=72279
That sounds good however where will be the best place to sell my parts? Also my friends have recommended that i buy an AMD mobo, and a phenom ii x4 965 all for $170. Enough power for multitasking and I can build another system with the i3. But is it all worth it?