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Gaming: Which component(s) should I upgrade?

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November 3, 2011 1:02:37 AM

Hello,
i want to upgrade my pc so that i can smoothly play new games like battlefield 3
my pc specs are-
core 2 duo e7500 2.93ghz
nvidia 9600gt 512mb graphics card
2x2gb 800mhz ddr2 ram
what should i do? Do i get a new graphics card or should go for core i5
i can afford only one of them-either a graphics card or core i5 processor
please help choose me.
a b B Homebuilt system
a b U Graphics card
November 3, 2011 1:19:12 AM

bf3 needs the graphics more than cpu. what is your budget and monitor resolution?
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a c 136 B Homebuilt system
a b U Graphics card
November 3, 2011 1:20:28 AM

The graphics card

and if you dont have it already Win 7 64 bit
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 3, 2011 1:22:17 AM

GPU first I would say
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a c 172 U Graphics card
November 4, 2011 4:39:25 AM

GPU and OC the CPU. Should be able to get it to 3.8 ghz pretty easily. Will need a better cooler obviously. You will find your dual core cpu a limitation though in some games. Should be ok for BF3 especially if you OC it.
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November 15, 2011 9:04:18 PM

around 15,000 indian rupees
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November 27, 2011 1:42:06 AM

budget is around $200
my screen resolution is 1600x900
PSU is 300watt
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