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Need an upgrade, gpu or all? help plz

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September 5, 2011 9:53:26 PM

hi all, i will be getting bf3 when its released and my pc will prolly struggle to play it.
i need to know if i can get away with just upgrading the GPU, or will i need to do the lot.
current set up is;

processor : intel Q6600
mainboard : asus P5Q se2
memory : geil black dragon 2GB 800MHz CAS5 X 2
GPU : xfx HD4870 1gb
sound : xfi fatality
case : cms stacker
power : corsair HX520W
OS : WIN7
monitor : samsung syncmaster940bw 19''

i'm hoping to just to get a
Radeon HD 6950 2 GB
or
GeForce GTX 560

any advise or suggestions greatly appreciated.
tia.

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September 5, 2011 10:09:26 PM

oops missed the hdds
samsung 500gb sata 300 16mb x2 (main OS on a spinpoint)
maxtor 300gb sata 150 16mb
wd raptor 80gb sata 150 8mb (2nd OS on here)
seagate 300gb ata 100 8mb
2x sata dvd rewriters
+ two 40 gb raptors not installed
its a dual boot setup ;) 
September 5, 2011 10:24:28 PM

Dou you want to max out BF3 or just want to play it? If you want it to max out you will have to change your cpu, vga (al least a 580 gtx) and psu. If not, just change the vga for a 560 ti. You´re going to have a small bottleneck with your current cpu (at stock speed?) but you´ll be fine to play it.
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