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December 15, 2011 6:03:45 PM

I am in Afghanistan with the Army and I am coming home in a few months so I was wanting to know if its a waste of money for me to buy a new computer. I will be playing BF3 and SWTOR and want to play on Max settings with all the eye candy. I play on a ASUS VH242H 23.6" monitor at 1920x1080. I have the new build all picked out except the GPU, I have been reading around the past day and cant make up my mind. I don't really have a budget but I don't want to waste money on overkill.

Current System:
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922
MoBo: ASUS M4A79XTD EVO
GPU: SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 5870 1GB
PSU: CORSAIR 750TX
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE
RAM: G.SKILL 6GB DDR3 1600
CPU Cooler: CORSAIR H50
HD: WD VelociRaptor 150GB

The New Build:
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF X
MoBo: ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
GPU: Undecided and need help!
PSU: CORSAIR AX850
CPU: i5-2500K
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600
CPU Cooler: CORSAIR H80
HD: 2x Corsair GT 120GB SSD (Raid 0)

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December 15, 2011 6:28:27 PM

Actually, your current rig is pretty darn capable. If I were you, I would recommend you wait a few months to see how the new Intel and AMD CPUs actually pan out.

Just a thought, my fellow soldier. HOOAH and be safe!!!
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December 15, 2011 6:32:07 PM

If you want to run BF3 on max settings, then there's really no such thing as overkill unless you go SLI/Crossfire. Get an nVidia GTX 580 or a Radeon 6970.
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December 15, 2011 8:57:25 PM

Best answer selected by Tastemaker.
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