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Seeking small upgrade on system

Last response: in Systems
October 18, 2011 3:35:17 AM

Hi everyone,

Looking to upgrade my system at the moment since BF3 coming out next week.

My system isn't the greatest so I'd like to just get a decent performance boost.

My current setup is:
-AMD A8-3850 CPU overclocked to 3.2GHz
-G.SKILL 2x2GB 1333MHz
-CM TX3 CPU cooler
-ANTEC 300

I ran BF3 Beta 35 FPS outside on 1366x768 resolution, about 55fps inside.

If I upgraded to an overclocked radeon 6850 card:


G.Skill Sniper 2x4GB 1600MHz:

Will I be looking at better fps rates at a higher resolution with these two items?
October 18, 2011 3:46:07 AM

The 6850 will give the biggest improvement. I doubt BF3 will use more than 2-3GB of RAM.
October 19, 2011 4:32:20 AM

Thank you for that suggestion for the ram. Any other details about the GPU anyone can input?
October 19, 2011 4:35:15 AM

I would say get the RAM as well I like to keep gaming PCs at 6-8GB RAM but thats personal preference. Besides that what you have already stated would work good. I'm not too good with PSU figures but I would double check to make sure yours will still be able to work after adding the new parts