Upgrading CPU, GPU & Mobo

Hello

I'm looking to upgrade my computer for an upcoming game (BF3). I've been looking and learning for the past 3 weeks and I've considered these items:

CPU
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GPU
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I suppose any of those GPUs. I just want to make sure that my GPU and CPU are on the same level for gaming. (bfbc2 is quite cpu intensive for example)

Motherboard
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I've seen a motherboard for 60$, but its MicroATX. Is it really that bad that its 70$ cheaper?

Also, all the other parts should still work. I'll make sure that they do once I decided on those 3 hardware components.

Please note that I don't a lot about computer hardware and I'm willing to take any advice. Those components are really just a result of a bit of research and not a lot of knowledge.

Also, my only 2 goals are that I want to be able to play Bf3 on high settings 1680x1050 and be able to use that pc for a while before having to upgrade it again.


I appreciate any kind of advice and want to say thanks in advance.
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  1. this would be a much better mobo choice:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128502

    what is your current spec and what PSU do you have?
  2. ps3hacker12 said:
    this would be a much better mobo choice:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128502

    what is your current spec and what PSU do you have?


    I'll try and figure out why this is a better mobo. Also, my psu = http://www.theitdepot.com/details-Silverstone+500W+Power+Supply+(SST-ST50F)_C14P8207.html

    running this mobo http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=2746
    a geforce 8800GT and a E4500 dual core


    Quote:
    post / list actual hardware...
    you do not want lazy replies so don't make a lazy post..


    What do you mean? I did post direct links to hardware. Just with the GPU I was giving the website with several GPUs because those are exactly the ones I was looking at.
  3. Quote:
    instead of links list it like this:
    cpu:
    motherboard:
    RAM:
    gfx:
    hdd:
    psu:


    Well thats what i did with the hardware i was looking to buy. My current pc shouldn't matter. Or am I wrong?
  4. psychoholicx said:
    Well thats what i did with the hardware i was looking to buy. My current pc shouldn't matter. Or am I wrong?


    lol what he was trying to say is to list the rest of the components, adn yes it would be good if you listed your current PC specs too.
  5. Alright, sorry.

    What I'm looking to buy:
    CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
    GPU: Any of those really. I lack the knowledge to decide really. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-performance-radeon-geforce,2997-5.html
    MoBo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130583
    RAM: 4gb or 8gb ram ddr3?
    Current setup:
    RAM = 2GB ram DDR2
    CPU = E4500 (2.2ghz duo core)
    GPU = GeForce 8800GT
    MoBo = http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=2746
    PSU = http://www.theitdepot.com/details-Silverstone+500W+Power+Supply+(SST-ST50F)_C14P8207.html
    HDD= I actually don't know. Its some SATA 250 GB. I'll probably keep it, but get an addition SSD
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