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Well, getting somewhere in the neighborhood of 600-625 bucks to spend on upgrading my system. When I built the system originally it was a budget build (obviously) which is why theres an ECS motherboard and OCZ Obsidian RAM. I want to upgrade those for sure and perhaps look into a GTX 560 or something along those lines. I'm open to any and all advice.
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Hmm, yeah I'd say that the motherboard, RAM and GPU would be your best bet, how about this?

ASUS P7P55 WS SuperComputer - not sure how this board actually is or if there are better ones in its price range, in specs though, it looks great.

G.SKILL Ripjaws 2x4GB 1600MHz 7-8-7-24 RAM - twice the capacity as your current kit, nice speed and timings.

Asus ENGTX560 DirectCU 1GB - great card with a great cooler, nice step-up from a 260.

Total: $599.97.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121409

If I were you I would go for this.^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

You won't have to worry about upgrading you GPU for years. With what you have left over I would get more ram and not even worry about the MOBO.
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GPU first, then look at what you can get with whatever you have leftover.
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Thank for the responses. As of right now, Im eying something along the lines of what ellisbodds posted.
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