Best Upgrade Path

Hey,
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 $500.
Thanks
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  1. I would get a CPU cooler and overclock your CPU to 3.4, 3.5ghz if your motherboard lets you. Only 35$ for a cooler:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

    Also buy another video card, the 7950 would be awesome 330$:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150588

    Leaving us with 135$ for a SSD 120gb is enough, will make loading times faster:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147188&Tpk=20-147-188
  2. 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).
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