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I am an Indian. Why am I specifying that? Because the market here holds way lamer parts than the rest of the world and I am thinking of getting a new gaming rig.

PSU: Corsair CMPSU-500CXV2UK 500W
GPU: Zotac 650 Ti 2GB DDR5
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 Black
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
Keyboard:: Razer Arctosa
Mouse: Logitech G300

Now my query is: What type of processor must I get? I already have a Intel i3 540 Processor with LGA 1156 chipset and a Intel DH55Pj MOBO.

Any suggestions?
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If your budget supports it, I would go with an i5 3570k (or 2500k). Both are amazingly fast, and great for overclocking.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504
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Not all that easy to help if you don't link retailers/price lists you're shopping from.
    
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Just glancing at theitdepot.com an i3-3220 is about seven thousand rupees, while the ivy bridge i5s (3470, 3550) are in the twelve thousand rupee range. According to google's currency converter, those are prices comparable to what we see here in the states.

So you have pretty ordinary options. Though if performance is fine with your i3-540 there may not be a real reason to upgrade. What are the performance problems you're facing now that you want to go away?

Edit: I mention locked processors largely because you seem to be in the budget range where dropping the aftermarket heatsink & going with a cheaper motherboard will allow buying a better GPU, assuming you don't already own the 650ti.
    
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LGA 1156 is your socket. the Chipset is H55. Get the i5 3570k with a Z75 or Z77. OR the i3 3220 or 3225 with the same Z75 or Z77. No H77, they don't OC.
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