Quote from BKrenz
Anyways, I'd say go for the 7950 and a new Mobo, and upgrade the processor a little later down the line. The 4300 and 6300 will handle games perfectly fine.
If he wanted to get an i5 now, he'd have to either increase his budget, or drop the GPU to probably the 7850, which definitely isn't worth it.
EDIT: Look into maybe an MSI mobo with the FX990 chipset?
I think i'm going to stick with my phenom II until next year. Don't have the budget to upgrade to an i5 yet seeing as i'm about to go off to college and will have to get a decent laptop as well