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January 25, 2013 3:30:28 AM

After saving up some cash ($500), I am looking to upgrade my pc. Maybe just for a little extra frames mainly in BF3, Arma 2 OA, Mafia 2 etc. I currently have an i7 860 (stock clocks), XFX 5870 1gb, 6gb 1333MHz Ram, Thermaltake Evo Blue 650w and a pre-built motherboard -_-. Anyways just looking for an opinion on what the best upgrade path would be for under $500.

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January 25, 2013 3:50:19 AM

Since your CPU is a dead end at 2.8 GHz, I would change out the CPU and MB first. Wait until Haswell comes out in June, and buy a MB/CPU combo at the 400 sweet spot (approx. 200 for each CPU and MB).