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Best CPU/Mobo/Ram under $500

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Ive got about $500 to upgrade my components, and I'm wondering what would be the best setup under $500, or if its even worth it. I would like to spend as least as possible, but don't want cheap components.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
~i5 2500k~ ~MSI P67A-GD55~ ~XFX 5850 1GB~ ~(2x2GB) Corsair Gaming~ 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
~Samsung 500GB~ ~Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit~ ~2x AOC 2436Vw 24"~ ~OCZ StealthxStream 600W~ 
Case
~NZXT Gamma~ 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
~i5 2500k~ ~MSI P67A-GD55~ ~XFX 5850 1GB~ ~(2x2GB) Corsair Gaming~ 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
~Samsung 500GB~ ~Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit~ ~2x AOC 2436Vw 24"~ ~OCZ StealthxStream 600W~ 
Case
~NZXT Gamma~ 
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I am looking at getting a i5 2500k $230, Asus P67 Pro $200, and 4gb ram for $50-$70 depending on speed. Should be a little less than $500 hopefully. Now I just need newegg to get new motherboards in.

I have a comparable setup to you except in AMD form and it should be a noticeable increase in performance.
Edited by CountChoculitis - 2/16/11 at 6:16pm
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k 4.5ghz @ 1.34v Asus P67 Pro EVGA GTX 570 2x4GB GSkill 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
640GB Western Digital Black Lite On DVD/RW Windows 7 Pro 64 bit Dell E207WFP 20" 1680x1050 (for the moment) 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair 650HX Modular Antec 300 Logitech MX518 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k 4.5ghz @ 1.34v Asus P67 Pro EVGA GTX 570 2x4GB GSkill 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
640GB Western Digital Black Lite On DVD/RW Windows 7 Pro 64 bit Dell E207WFP 20" 1680x1050 (for the moment) 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair 650HX Modular Antec 300 Logitech MX518 
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