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3570K + Asrock Extreme3 Z77: $350.00

 

Sell my current 2400 + Asrock Extreme3 Z68 for $200.00 so that leaves $150.00 left for a good mech keyboard?

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What about this

3570K + Asrock Extreme3 Z77: $350.00

Sell my current 2400 + Asrock Extreme3 Z68 for $200.00 so that leaves $150.00 left for a good mech keyboard?

It all depends on what you prefer to have as a gamer. If you really want some loud immersive sound, then a 5.1 system is what you should get. But for $300 you will get nothing impressive, that Onkyo system that was mentioned is pretty much the best you're gonna get for $300. The speakers it comes with really aren’t that great but you will probably still enjoy it, the receiver is not bad though.

If you decide to go with a new CPU, I would highly suggest something with hyperthreading only to possibly give your CPU another year of life. Moving from your 2400 to a 3570 or 2600k/3770K, you will NOT notice any difference in gaming or watching movies.

A mechanical keyboard is very nice and well worth it if you can't figure out what else to get but that’s my opinion. I could not go back from my Filco or tenkeyless rapid to rubber dome but that's because I already have them.

All in all, I would suggest something with better sound for you since you like movies and also game. Possibly some nice headphones and an amp or the 5.1 surround.
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What about this

3570K + Asrock Extreme3 Z77: $350.00

Sell my current 2400 + Asrock Extreme3 Z68 for $200.00 so that leaves $150.00 left for a good mech keyboard?

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Yes but what, few days without comp, or borrow 200-220$ and back when you sell Z68 and I5, Intel CPU you can sell fast. Z68 motherboard is not old, people with less money need upgrade too. Everything else, keyboard, monitor, speaker 5.1 is only make-up. You will buy and for one year you need full upgrade again. With this you have finish for long, and later you can sell GS and buy AX series, buy Nighthawk X9, monitor, what you want.
Intel will not get you immediately something visual better, but you PC will behave 30% better and that is last technology. And that options you think is good too. Look NightHawk X9 for 140$ is excellent keyboard, for me maybe best now.
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Your monitor is a bit big for 1080p.
Games and movies will look fine sure, but if you do any editing such as photoshop or premiere, 1080p is really limiting your view.

maybe look at the 2560 x 1440 monitors but you will have to add a bit more cash
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