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October 2, 2011 2:16:30 PM

Hey guys, I was wondering what part of my computer should I upgrade when BattleField 3 comes out My current specs are PhenomII 1035T X6, GTX 560ti, 8Gb ram and a 600Watt PSU. I thinking about either getting one of those new 8 core bulldozer processors which AMD will release soon or a GTX 580. Which will benefit me more for BattleField 3? I want to play smoothly on Ultra settings.

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October 2, 2011 2:27:45 PM

you wont need to upgrade if youre at 1080p . it can run crysis 2 at 60+ fps so it should do at the least 35 fps on bf3. its not out so you cant really tell. if you really want to get high fps then get another 560ti and sli
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October 2, 2011 2:28:25 PM

a cpu wont help that much in gaming
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October 2, 2011 2:31:59 PM

I cant do SLI w
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October 2, 2011 2:41:19 PM

I have a crossfire mobo and only a 600w psu :/ 
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October 2, 2011 3:24:07 PM

the gtx 580 doesnt have a good chance of running on a 600w psu . however it depends what type.

the best thing you can do is sell the 560ti and get 2 x 6870s
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October 2, 2011 3:24:55 PM

but keep in mind the 560 ti will still do good on bf3
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October 2, 2011 3:29:04 PM

9_breaker said:
the gtx 580 doesnt have a good chance of running on a 600w psu . however it depends what type.

the best thing you can do is sell the 560ti and get 2 x 6870s


How much would that cost? And is my current psu ok for that?
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October 2, 2011 3:41:34 PM

assuming you live in the us $340 at newegg . 300 with rebates

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

however they require 2 pci connecters. you could also get a 6850 wich only needs one per card. the 6850 in cf is just a bit faster than a 570 and you could overclock it close to a 580
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October 2, 2011 3:54:25 PM

9_breaker said:
assuming you live in the us $340 at newegg . 300 with rebates

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

however they require 2 pci connecters. you could also get a 6850 wich only needs one per card. the 6850 in cf is just a bit faster than a 570 and you could overclock it close to a 580

How big would my psu need to be?
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October 2, 2011 3:58:59 PM

600 watt is what manufacturers recommend for the 6850's. which psu do you have
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October 2, 2011 4:06:22 PM

Well the 2 6870s seem like a good deal..I have a Ultra X4 600W psu
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October 2, 2011 4:30:16 PM

it could work but you need to get a molex adapter or something becuase your psu has 2 6 pin pci connectors and you need 4.
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October 2, 2011 4:35:00 PM

9_breaker said:
it could work but you need to get a molex adapter or something becuase your psu has 2 6 pin pci connectors and you need 4.

And most games support crossfire right?
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October 2, 2011 4:38:55 PM

i think all of them do . its just that a few old games don't utilize it well
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October 2, 2011 5:00:59 PM

9_breaker said:
i think all of them do . its just that a few old games don't utilize it well

Ok sounds good :)  hopefully my cpu wont bottleneck it too much, and itl run BF3 beautifully
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October 2, 2011 7:27:47 PM

Now the only question is can i crossfire 2 cards that is smaller than 9.4 inches and will give better performance than a Gtx 580?
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October 8, 2011 12:07:30 PM

namelessonez said:
BEGONE!!!


lol i didn't even see that
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October 9, 2011 2:13:40 PM

thats not good :/ ...
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October 10, 2011 8:22:46 AM

isnt micro stuttering only on low end cards.
ive also heard that there isnt that much micro stuttering on the 6000 series
according to this you will only need 541w psu for the gtx580
i guess i was wrong ...im suprised no one told me
it also recommends 522w for 6850 cf with a bulldozer water cooled so im not sure if it works.
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October 10, 2011 8:31:59 AM

theres not a lot you can do... you have a good midrange system. if you upgrade you will be paying a disproportionate amount to the performance upgrade your gonna get... if you cant sli yet then that should be your next objective. get a sli motherboard, preferably something that can handle upgraded cpu's then get another 560 after that you can get bulldozer core...

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