Looking at doing a major upgrade to my system and been out of the building loop for a while. My current system is from late 2008, here are the specs:
CPU: E8500 3.16GHz
GPU: GTX 260 Superclocked Edition
MOBO: Asus P5QL Pro
HDD: 1 TB WD
RAM: Kingston HyperX DDR2 800 4 GB (2x2 GB)
PSU: SPI 650W
Case: Antec 300
It's served me well over the last few years, but it's time for an upgrade.
It's mostly used for gaming and I may plan on doing some video recording, editing and streaming in the future when I get a capture card.
Have about 500 - 600 CAD to spend on it right now, but I may throw more at it in the future for an SSD and video card upgrade. Kind of want essential upgrades right now to make games such as FFXIV, Skyrim and Borderlands 2 run smooth on higher settings.
Here's what I am looking at so far:
MSI Z77A-G41 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
Intel Core i5-3570 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637i53570
Intel Core i3-3220 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 55W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637i33220
EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
Right now with everything using the i3 comes to $567 with shipping costs. Are these the best components that I can get right now for the price, or are there any recommendations that you can make that will keep me around the same price range?
I will be using the same case, hard drive, keyboard, mouse, monitor and OS that I am currently using.
Any and all suggestions are appreciated.