So I'm not a huge PC gamer, but between Diablo III now and The Secret World later on, I think it is time to upgrade to play them. I should note that when asking my friends who know about this kind of stuff, I find that they are the type of people who are only happy with 'beastly' rigs, throwing tons of money into it. As for me, I just wanna be able to play some of the current games on medium to high settings. I'm not looking to max out Battlefield 3 here.
The only part of my current build I'll bother to post is my graphics card: ATI Radeon HD 4850. The reason for this is that it's pretty much the only thing I've been told is worth keeping in my system. It isn't best card out there, but I've been told it should be able to run D3 fairly well until I can spring for a new one down the line. As of now, I wanna keep my spending to around 300, give or take.
Money, it seems, will have to go to a processor and motherboard.
The first processor I was pointed to is the AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Quad Core Processor AM3 3.4GHZ 8MB Cache 125W 45NM. For around the price, it's supposed to be one of the best.
If I go for this CPU, what is a cheap motherboard that will go with it?
It also seems RAM is dirt cheap at the moment, so is going for 8Gb for 50 really worth is. Is there a huge difference going from 4 to 6 to 8?
Basically, what is the best combination or RAM, Mobo and CPU one can get for about 300?