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October 30, 2011 6:26:46 AM

Hi, I am trying to upgrade my system to play BF3, at the moment my specs are;

MOBO: Asus P5N-D

CPU: DualCore Intel Pentium E5300 @2.60GHz

GPU: Nvidia Geforce 7950 GT

RAM: 2GB

I am already planning on upgrading the ram, i just wanted to know what i should upgrade first the GPU or CPU for Battlefield 3.

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October 30, 2011 10:52:30 AM

I'd say none of that is going to play BF3 well at the moment. The biggest improvement you are going to get though is to get 4GB RAM, HD 6850/HD 6770 depending how many PCI-e connectors your PSU has then overclock your CPU.
October 30, 2011 11:12:26 AM

Hmm...I'm thinking a new build (if you can afford it), that is just out of date.

Some ideas:

CPU: i5 2500k (I'm a sandybridge fan boy)

GPU: 560/6850

MOBO: Z68 of some sort

PSU: Depends upon GPU/CPU choices, as always, stick to the brands

RAM: G.Skill/Corsair 4GB @ 1600

CASE: If you're willing to invest in a new case, I suggest it, maybe Antec or Thermaltake
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October 30, 2011 12:20:44 PM

Toms did an article showing the game is very gpu limited and even a relatively modern dual core cpu can run it. So I would try to just upgrade the video card for now if you need more performance look towards a new cpu/mobo/ram.
For bf3 I would look at no less than a 6870 to run the game well.
October 30, 2011 12:21:41 PM

Oh, can you also list your current power supply. If it is inadequate you may have to upgrade that as well.
October 25, 2013 12:45:04 AM

My god you wanna BF3 on this crap eith a ddr2 ram.don't even fream abou ityour system is very old you van play vice city on it.
you need complete updation.
try this config
1.intel i3-3220/amd fx 6300
2.HD 6670
3.mobo with usb 3,sata,hdmi
4.4gb/8gb kingston/corsair
5.to add all these you will need a decent PSU 0f about 400-5500w

alll these components sums upto about 22000RS.
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