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October 27, 2011 8:35:32 PM

basic system specs

bfg gts 250 1gig nvidia vid card
m42n82 deluxe motherboard
4gig ocz dd2 ram
2.7ghz athlon x2 64 bit 7750 cpu

so i am hoping i can just upgrade the 250 to 6870 (most i can go up with my budget)

but what would you guys suggest, upgrading both cpu and vid card? or just one of them or getting the sli setup with two 250s.

i just want something that can keep me happy now with bf3. The game runs medium to high in single player, but in multiplayer with my current setting, theres some lag that i dont like due to the graphics.

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October 27, 2011 8:45:57 PM

Your entire system is quite old, ancient in computer terms ;( IMO save up for a complete rehaul.
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October 27, 2011 9:12:56 PM

You could get the GPU now and upgrade the rest later just don't expect to get the most from it until you upgrade the CPU
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October 27, 2011 9:13:19 PM

cronaldo73 said:
basic system specs

bfg gts 250 1gig nvidia vid card
m42n82 deluxe motherboard
4gig ocz dd2 ram
2.7ghz athlon x2 64 bit 7750 cpu

so i am hoping i can just upgrade the 250 to 6870 (most i can go up with my budget)

but what would you guys suggest, upgrading both cpu and vid card? or just one of them or getting the sli setup with two 250s.

i just want something that can keep me happy now with bf3. The game runs medium to high in single player, but in multiplayer with my current setting, theres some lag that i dont like due to the graphics.

even if you get the 6870, your cpu will bottle neck it anyway, as finneous said above, it is worth considering a full system upgrade and if you are going to be playing bf3 alot then a nvidia card tend to have better performance than a amd card (minimum fps wise) for the same price as the benchmarks show that the amd cards have a much lower min fps than the nvidia ones at the same price
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