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.
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.