Hi, been a long time fan of Toms, and enjoy the forums. CurrentlyI have a PhenomII X4 955BE, running at stock speed, 4GB of 1333, DDR3 memory, and a Zotac GTX 260 (216), running off an OCZ Fatality 550 watt power supply. My operating system is Win XP, so I know I will have to move to Win 7 to play...My monitor is an LG 20", with a 1600X900 resolution..Will this set up play BF3 at medium to high settings? Would overclocking the CPU make an improvement with this video card. I ran it up to 3.5 without really even trying while playing BFBC2, just to see the effect it would have. That game plays perfectly fine, everything as high as it will go at the stock speed and I noticed no real difference when over clocked. I would hate to spend $100.00 on an OS, and another $50 or $60 on the game, only to find it unplayable.
Thanks for any input!
Thanks for the info...I could probably deal with medium settings while saving for a better video card. Would the 560Ti balance well with my CPU at stock speeds or would i have to OC the processor to get the most out of the video card? Also, is my power supply adequate for a better card. I have 1 DVD-ROM drive, and 1, 7200rpm HDD in the system. The power supply has 2, 12volt rails, with 25amp each.