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Upgrading my Rig - Need some Recomendations for SABERTOOTH 990FX

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Hello,

I'm in the process of upgrading my computer. I'm not a huge gamer, but I do run a lot of programs like solidworks, autocad, and photoshot. The system I have now is a couple years old (5-6) and I've done some upgrades, but I want to get it to a 2013 level. So what I bought so far is the ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX/GEN3 R2.0 and some Crucial Ballistix 8GB DDR3 Ram. I already have a 10K RPM HDD Drive. So my concerns now are with the CPU and the Video Card.

I currently have a Phenom II X4 945 and a EVGA GTX 550 Ti video card. The only PC that I may really play is the upcoming ARMA 3. I already got the Alpha. Arma 3 with my current setup runs good when I'm in single player, but in multiplayer I can't run it at all, gotta play with settings a little. Arma 2 in the other hand works great either way.

So I want to know what you guys think about upgrading the video card and the CPU or should I stick with what I have first? I don't want spend more that $300 between the 2.
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Phenom II X4 945 ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX/GEN3 R2.0 EVGA 550 Ti Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 SDRAM 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Western Digital 160GB 10K RPM (OS) WESTERN DIGITAL 2TB NAS ASUS 24X SATA DVD Burner Zalman 
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Windows 8 Pro x64 Sony 3D PS3 24" LCD x2 Logitech Wireless S510 Ultra 550W 
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BlackHawk
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 945 ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX/GEN3 R2.0 EVGA 550 Ti Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 SDRAM 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Western Digital 160GB 10K RPM (OS) WESTERN DIGITAL 2TB NAS ASUS 24X SATA DVD Burner Zalman 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8 Pro x64 Sony 3D PS3 24" LCD x2 Logitech Wireless S510 Ultra 550W 
CaseMouse
Thermaltake Shark Black Logitech Wireless 
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are you planning on overclocking?

1) your current cpu with a $300 video card
2) FX-8320 + HD 7850/7870


MSI R7850 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC Radeon HD 7850 2GB $169.99 after $20 rebate @newegg
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AMD FX-8320 125W, 8 core, 3.5GHz - $164.61 @amazon Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

XFX FX-795A-TNFC Radeon HD 7950 Core Edition 3GB $270 after $30 rebate @Newegg
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You can sell some of the games to cover going over budget. should be able to get about $25 a game (give or take a little).
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Intel Core i7-6700K Kaby Lake Quad-Core Supermicro C7Z170-M LGA 1151 mATX MSI Radeon RX 480 GAMING X 4GB Team Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Model TDRED4... 
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Scythe Fuma (SCFM-1000) Twin Tower EVGA 750 GQ, 80+ GOLD 750W, Semi Modular RAIJINTEK STYX Gold, Alu Micro-ATX Case 
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