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November 3, 2013 5:33:11 PM

I am looking for an upgrade that will allow me to play Battlefield 4 at 1680x1050x at 40-60fps at high or ultra settings. Just a quick update, my budget is $400 and if possible I would like a intel processor.

Cpu: Intel 2 duo
Motherboard: Asus Striker II (don't know model but I do know that it wont support intel i5-i7 and 600 series nvidia gpu)
Memory: 4 gb
Gpu: gtx 560 ti
Power supply:1000 watt (doesn't need an upgrade, obviously)
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November 3, 2013 5:41:23 PM

You'll need an entirely new CPU and motherboard and ram
what is your budget?

the 560ti will do okay at 40-50 fps 1080p high
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November 3, 2013 6:14:47 PM

I'm guessing it's this one since the other 2 are Quad Core ready.
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Striker_II_Formula/
So you're running a LGA 775 Socket.
This is a Micro ATX board, with this in mind, I'm going to assume your case doesn't support anything larger.
Now switching a motherboard-if you have a Windows OEM version, you need a new license with a new motherboard.
So here are two builds-one with a upgraded CPU and other with the whole upgrade.
Upgrade:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($289.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G41MT-S2PT Micro ATX LGA775 Motherboard ($65.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.75 @ Newegg)
Total: $449.70
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-03 21:10 EST-0500)
CPU~200: http://www.upgradebay.com/Products/ProductInfo.aspx?rid...
GPU 120: http://www.computercity.com/gtx560ti-pcie-1280-pb.html?...


Whole:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($44.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.75 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - OEM (64-bit) ($139.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $388.70
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-03 21:14 EST-0500)

GPU: http://www.computercity.com/gtx560ti-pcie-1280-pb.html?...
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