Originally Posted by Gripen90
Too much hassle and too little gain in such an "upgrade". You'd be much better of getting a more powerful graphics card, since most the burden nowadays is placed upon the VPU/GPU.
After reading all of the opinions I have decided to get a GTX570 before I upgrade my CPU and motherboard. I'll wait for it to come down in price first and it should drop pretty quickly as the 670 is coming out soon (someone said today?). I'm not going to bother waiting to buy the 670 because as I read the other day these things (CPUs, GPUs etc) are way ahead of most applications available. However with games like Battlefield 3 this isn't so much the case Graphics wise, but I run multiplayer fine on high settings with a 550. Even though my 550 runs fine I would like to get a 570 just to smoothen things out and to record videos with (hopefully) no framerate. Plus my 550 should get me a little bit of extra cash after I get the 570.