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Battlefield 3 Upgrade

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July 8, 2011 3:49:14 AM

I'm currently running

CPU: Phenom II x4 965 w/ Hyper 212+
MOBO: Asus M4A88TD-V Evo
GPU: EVGA GTX 560 Ti
RAM: 8GB Ripjaws DDR3-1333
PSU: Corsair 750TX v2
Case: HAF 912
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB & 1TB

I saw the recommended requirements for BF3 and I was a bit shocked considering it wants a quad core and a minimum of a GTX 460. The quad core is what got me thinking about the upgrade though, it says Intel or AMD. Could it means Sandy Bridge vs Phenom? The difference is apparent.

I was thinking about upgrading to a i5 2400 with a GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3-B3 motherboard for around $301 with the combo deal. Possibly with a small SSD for cache in the future.

Is this the right route to go?

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a b B Homebuilt system
July 8, 2011 4:25:47 AM

No. The recommened specs (predicted from game-debate):

CPU: Core i5-760 Quad 2.8GHz or Phenom II X4 965
RAM: 4 GB
GFX: GeForce GTX 460 or Radeon HD 5850
GFX RAM: 1GB

As you see, You're fine (the 560TI is similar to the 460)

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July 8, 2011 2:02:08 PM

r0aringdrag0n said:
No. The recommened specs (predicted from game-debate):

CPU: Core i5-760 Quad 2.8GHz or Phenom II X4 965
RAM: 4 GB
GFX: GeForce GTX 460 or Radeon HD 5850
GFX RAM: 1GB

As you see, You're fine (the 560TI is similar to the 460)

Would those be the recommended specs for the high settings?
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 9, 2011 10:30:13 AM

May not be as bad as you think.

I'm running an Athlon II x4 640 on a 5 year old socket AM2 board, 4 gb of ram, 1 tb seagate drive, and gts 450, and at least on Bad Company 2, I can max that game out on my system at 1680x1050. I dare say if I would pick up a 560ti, it would likely max BF3 when that comes around.
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 10, 2011 6:13:20 AM

Not necessarily, but they will probably use a slightly more advanced version of the same engine.
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 10, 2011 3:04:41 PM

Ah you are right. The joys of PC gaming, the upgrade for the new game every year lol.
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