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July 3, 2014 11:31:49 PM

My specifications.

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CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4ghz
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Graphics card: Gigabyte Geforce GTX 660 OC Edition
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Motherboard: Asrock G41C-GS
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Ram: Strontium 4GB-1600mhz
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PSU: 500W
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In my personal opinion i am pretty sure that it is my motherboard/CPU that is causing such low fps.

FPS: 40-70 (edges of maps/looking up)
FPS: 20-30 (middle of map/Combat)
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NOTES.
CPU: I think it's a "bit" old and i need to upgrade it
Graphics card: I think it is completely fine and a good card (140+fps in Black ops 2)
Motherboard: One word...Ancient. I need to upgrade that
Ram: Average (not the best brand in my opinion)
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I no that i definitely need to upgrade my rig but I just don't understand what is causing such a bottleneck with my FPS in Battlefield 3.
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I need help with with what components that I need to upgrade.
Motherboard, preferably one with two graphics cards slots (future upgrades)
so could somebody please help me with what would be a good upgrade.

maximum-$600-$700-NEW ZEALAND DOLLARS
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July 3, 2014 11:43:48 PM

Definitely go Intel man... R9 GPU's are fine and all but the FX line is pretty disappointing....
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July 3, 2014 11:48:41 PM

The cpu shouldn't bottleneck a gtx660. maybe a ti.

I think 40 to 70fps is about right. BF3 is nearly as heavy as BF4
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July 3, 2014 11:55:39 PM

about right maybe some bottlenecking...
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July 4, 2014 12:07:11 AM

i7Baby said:
The cpu shouldn't bottleneck a gtx660. maybe a ti.

I think 40 to 70fps is about right. BF3 is nearly as heavy as BF4


I understand what your saying. But my friend has a worse PC than me ( doesn't meet the recommended)
and he gets like 90 fps in BF3.
so im a bit confused about that.
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also what would you recommend I get in terms of upgrades?
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July 4, 2014 12:16:30 AM

It's definitely your CPU. I had a Q8300 not so long ago and after upgrading to G3420 saw a big increase in FPS and then even better with 4770.
Easiest upgrade for you would be an i5 and new board. Rest of components should be compatible.
Does your friend use same graphics settings/resolution? What are his specs?
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July 4, 2014 12:24:42 AM

kajjot said:
It's definitely your CPU. I had a Q8300 not so long ago and after upgrading to G3420 saw a big increase in FPS and then even better with 4770.
Easiest upgrade for you would be an i5 and new board. Rest of components should be compatible.
Does your friend use same graphics settings/resolution? What are his specs?


Yeah thanks man heaps. It's exactly what I thought I needed. And i guess I was right. I just had to be 100% sure.
Do you have any Suggestions as so which exact upgrades I need/should get.
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Friends specs:
- Intel i7 860 (4 core @ 2.8 GHz)
- 8 Gb of DDR3 RAM
- MSI H57M-ED65 Overclocking motherboard
- Barracuda 7200 rpm seagated HHDs (500 Gb & 750 Gb)
- Radeon HD Sapphire 5850

we checked and he doesn't meet recommended in terms of GPU but his CPU is way way way better than mine and motherboard.

Thanks again.

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July 4, 2014 12:46:47 AM

His CPU is definitely better than yours and 5850 is not too bad but i guess it's combination of the 2.
BF3 can run high settings on HD7770 (which i also had).
I would recommend getting a Haswell i5 at least 3.2GHz and mid range ASUS or Gigabyte motherboard.
Don't forget to get a new PSU as well if yours is more than 3 years old or is non branded one. 500W is more than enough.
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July 4, 2014 1:00:13 AM

kajjot said:
His CPU is definitely better than yours and 5850 is not too bad but i guess it's combination of the 2.
BF3 can run high settings on HD7770 (which i also had).
I would recommend getting a Haswell i5 at least 3.2GHz and mid range ASUS or Gigabyte motherboard.
Don't forget to get a new PSU as well if yours is more than 3 years old or is non branded one. 500W is more than enough.


Thanks heaps man, I mean it. It really helped.
I was going to get this.....http://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/Intel-Core-i5-Haswel...
and http://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/ASRock-Fatal1ty-H97-...

check them out and let me know If that's what I should get.
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