Need help upgrading

Hi everyone thanks for taking the time to read this so heres my problem i want to play battlefield 3 when it comes out but not sure my trusty old machine will handle it would like to know the best possible upgrades to play it or will i have to build a new one my specs are - Asus P5K SE/EPU motherboard intel E8600 processor clocked to 4 ghz geforce gtx 260 8gb ram sure its the 800 thanks in advance for any help
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  1. BF3 has been built to care for both poor and great system specs. It will run. It just depends on how well you want it to run.
  2. keep your gpu for now

    you can buy a socket 1155 motherboard for arround £80 (well 60-80_

    i5 2500 costs £150
    8gb ram £40

    (Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Two Module Kit)

    total cost £270


    no point going for the i7 2600 its not worth the £236 at the moment,

    you can allways swap the i5 2500 for the i7 at a later date if you wanted a little more speed
  3. the alpha specifications for bf3 are:http://battlefieldo.com/bf3-alpha-and-system-specs-emerge/
    try to get those recommended settings. ur ram is fine: 8gb
  4. Your overall computer will be fine. I would upgrade your graphics card if you want to play anything other than medium and some high at 1080p. (i'm finally going to replace mine this black friday... 560ti for cheap? frys here we gooo).

    Other than that, hold off a complete system upgrade till you get BF3.
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