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Looks like you're running the E8400 at factory clocks. If you're not using a locked motherboard (any of the mass market brand preconfigured PCs), the E8400 over clocks easily to 3.8-4.0 ghz. That might tax the factory heat sink, but the C2D chips run pretty cool. I had an E8400 clocked at 3.8 using a $20 aftermarket heat sink that ran so cool that I could have turned up the voltage for even higher clocks had I wanted.

If you can over clock, that should free up a fair amount of performance until you can do a major upgrade (CPU, MoBo, RAM).

The 560 gtx ti is a good mid-range card; just be sure to shop around for the best possible deal. Prices can change from week to week and if you're on a right budget, every bit counts.