Long story short, my aging dell xps 630i simply can't handle newer games like Battlefield 3, but I haven't got enough cash for a new system.
What new components should I buy to get the most out of my system? I have around 400+ dollars to spend (although things are generally more expensive here in Norway, compared to stock american prices)
I think this is all the important stuff:
GPU HD 3870x2
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8500
storage: Some basic 500gb thing
Motherboard Nvidia nforce 650i ( I think)
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
System Manufacturer Dell Inc
System Model XPS 630i
System Type x64-based PC
Recommended config for Battlefield 3 is:
OS: Windows 7 64-bit
Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU
Graphics card: DirectX 11 Nvidia or AMD ATI card, Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 or ATI Radeon 6950.
If you drop the 3870x2 (good choice, you got a long life from those) and replace with hd6950 or GeForce GTX 570 or pair of 6850s... you should be more than playable.