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Second build: From AMD to Intel - Advice/Suggestions needed!

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I'm currently planning my second build ever. I plan on selling my current rig to my brother (price TBD, but I'll definitely be giving him a deal), and decided to go the Intel route this time. My current rig is as follows:

CPU: AMD Phenom II x6 1055t
Motherboard: Asus M4A79XTD Evo
GPU: EVGA GTX 460 768 MB
RAM: 2x2GB Gskill Ripjaws
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB
PSU: Corsair 650W PSU

I want to sell it to my brother for $400-$500 to basically cut the cost of my build in half. My main question is, how big of a performance boost should I expect upgrading to the new build below? I'm building for gaming, ie. Starcraft II, Final Fantasy XIV, Diablo 3, etc. For the most part I can set most settings on high and run everything comfortably thus far, but I also want something that will last. I'm not planning on doing any ridiculous overclocking or modding, but want to do a reasonable increase on the CPU and GPU. This is what I've put together on Newegg:

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Any suggestions or advice to increase performance within this price range is greatly appreciated, as well as the same to cut costs. Thank you in advance!
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It will be a lot more powerful. Great selections.
post #3 of 3
Unless you're dead set towards nVidia, I would say go with the 7850. Better performance than the 560 for the same price.
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Samsung 960 Evo M.2 500 GB Zalman CNPS8900 Quiet Noctua NF-S12A FLX, NF-B9 Redux Windows 7 64-bit 
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