I'm going to upgrade my PC a bit come Christmas time/first of the year. Was going to earlier but had a few personal complications. Just need some help picking out a Motherboard and GPU. I want to be able to play Battlefield 3 (doesn't HAVE to be Ultra, just looking for a nice looking playable quality), Skyrim, and SWTOR for the most part. So basically, Battlefield 3 being the most demanding.
I'm upgrading my Motherboard, CPU, GFX card, and RAM.
This is what I have currently:
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P
CPU: Core 2 Duo E8400 running @ 3.00Ghz
GFX: Radeon HD 4850
RAM: 2x2 4GB G.Skill DDR2 1366
PSU: Corsair VX550W
What I want to upgrade to:
CPU: Looking. Open to suggestions. Intel only.
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
Motherboard: What I need help on (Don't want to spend more than $130 - $150)
GFX: Also what I need help on (Don't want to spend more than $200 - $250)
I'm trying to keep the price down as much as I can, budget.
I just need help picking a good motherboard and a good, reliable, and affordable GFX card. Just having one hell of a confusing time trying to find those. Help is VERY appreciated.