Originally Posted by Bag_O_Chips
You do not need to do that so fast lol, while yes you have a bottleneck with GPU's it's not as bad as some would have you believe. Yes save up and eventually get a better setup but for now that CPU is going to be ok. To immediately switch out just for the sake of a potential 5-15% gain game depending is a bad idea. Save up and then when it's time upgrade to your new platform but for now enjoy what you have. My second rig uses am AMD 975 and I don't have any issue with any game with an HD 7870. Though I do lower in game resolutions a notch @ 16:10 ratio on a few games so that I can set ultra or high. There is not one game that will not play on high settings with 55+ FPS.
I agree with Bag O on this too check this link out closely:
[Phoronix] AMD A10-7850K vs. Intel/AMD CPU/APU Comparison Review
With PP's recommendation on the core i3 4130, you would be better with sticking with this chip.
Heres the only problem, if you plan on using this as a game machine and media playing use it for that purpose.
If you need it to do everyday stuff like office suites, system tools or many other varation of programs this may not be what you need.
You never did say what you did what that athlon, you still have it the board and ram.
Pickup a 430 watt antec psu unit and whatever else and use that as your main rig.
Best time to really score some good parts is late may through late august.
Or stash 600 bucks underneath your bed before black friday and get your intel setups.