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    Looking for help with upgrading

    Hey, I'm looking for some advice on what I should upgrade in my computer. The only game I
    really play is WoW, and I'd prefer to play it on higher settings while still maintaining
    around 60 fps.

    I play at 1920 by 1080 resolution.

    Budget: $500

    Country: Canada

    Here are my current specs:

    It was a prebuilt PC, so I couldn't find the Mobo or Ram on Newegg, but they are both listed somewhere under the Mobo link, aswell as the Hard Drive.

    Mobo - MS-7613 (Iona-GL8E) http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport...odTypeId=12454
    CPU - Intel i5 760 @2.8GHz http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16819115067
    Ram - 4x2GB PC3-10600 MB/sec
    GPU - MSI GTX 660ti http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814127696
    PSU - RS500-PCARD3-US 500W http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817171031
    Storage - Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16822148433
    - Kingston Sv100S264G http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820139415

    The Windows 7 is OEM, and seeing what people have said in the past, upgrading my Mobo would require me buying a new key?

    I've upgraded the PSU and GPU in the past as well as bought the SSD, but if I need a new PSU I'd be fine with upgrading it.

    Basically, I'm wondering what people think I should upgrade? What would give me the largest
    performance increase in WoW in a raid environment.

    From what I've read over the past couple days on this forum, there have been a lot of
    Mobo/CPU/Ram suggestions to people, would that be the same for me?

    Let me know what I should replace and what I should keep.

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    This is all you need to maintain decent FPS in raids/large battlegrounds with every single setting turned on max.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($226.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.33 @ DirectCanada)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Total: $395.31
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-18 23:39 EDT-0400)

    I take it you know how to overclock? Else you might wanna follow this guide:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCmceMAUn3Q
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    Alright thanks for the response, I'll look into getting those.

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