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Looking to upgrade my rig for Battlefield 3

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August 20, 2011 2:20:34 PM

So about 3 years ago i built my current gaming computer, current specs are:

Quad core 6600 G0 @ 3GHz
ATI Radeon 4850
4096 MB RAM
Windows 7 64Bit

So I definitely want to be playing Battlefield 3 so that it looks great and runs really well. I played the Alpha and it was pretty choppy at any resolution higher than 1280 x 720 and low graphics settings.

What would you guys recommend upgrading my hardware to? Does my graphics card support crossfire or is it better just to buy a new card and throw my current one away?

Thanks
August 20, 2011 2:26:11 PM

if your mobo support CF, you could go that route but that means investing in old tech

i would get an AMD 6870 or Nvidia GTX560 ($175-200). your RAM + CPU meet recommendations and the new GPU would be a notch above. you should be be able to handle the game at 1080p at very good settings. otherwise you can build a new socket 1155 system.

http://bf3blog.com/battlefield-3-system-requirements/

FYI, sell your ati 4850 to help cover cost

October 5, 2011 12:02:15 AM

Hi
What i am running is an Intel Core 2 Q6600 Quad Core with three gig of ram and a Radeon hd 4500 video card .. What i would like help with is what video card do i need to run bf3 and another problem i have is in my tower, i dont have much space were the new video card would fit .. as my old Geforce 9500 gt video card the fan was catching on my sound card.
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October 5, 2011 12:28:04 AM

throw in 4gigs so its all dual channel, then get a 6900 card and you should have no problems running bf3
October 5, 2011 12:41:15 AM

how about if i buy a PowerColor AX6950 2GBD5-2DH Radeon HD 6950 Video Card - 2GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.1 (x16), Dual-DVI ?
Thanks for replying
October 5, 2011 12:42:42 AM

only problem is the space inside my tower, my last card i had was a Geforce 9500 gt and the fan kept catching my sound card
October 6, 2011 12:01:10 AM

CPU: Intel Quad Core Q6600 @ 2.4 GHz
RAM: 3GB
MOBO: Asus P5BW-LA (Basswood3G)
GPU: Radeon hd 4500

i am looking into buying a gtx 560 ti
Can you suggest me a GPU which would be ideal for my current PC ?
October 9, 2011 2:56:25 PM

Is an EVGA 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570 SuperClocked Video Card - 1280MB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16), Dual DVI, Mini HDMI, DirectX 11, SLI Ready , compatiable with this Motherboard Asus P5BW-LA (Basswood3G)
Motherboard ID 06/08/2007-Broadwater-P5BW-LA3-00
thanks ...
October 9, 2011 2:57:38 PM

sorry meant gtx 560 ti
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