I was debating on getting Battlefield 3 just because I don't know if my computer and video card would be able to handle it. COD Modern Warfare 2 plays great but I just wasn't sure about this one. Any help is appreciated.
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q9300 @ 2.50GHz
4.00 GB of RAM
Windows 7 64 bit
The game lists a 3870 as minimum specs. Chances are that's what you've got so it would run, but only in low settings. Personally I would save the 60 bucks that game costs right now and buy a video card, then buy the game when its price drops.
I guess you either have a 3850 or a 3870. Either way that's a bit behind the times (though I still have one myself in a backup). Anyway, I say upgrade your GPU first. For around $100 you can get a Radeon 5770/6770 or if you spend a little more you might get a GTX 460 or Radeon 6790
Yeah it's a 3870 that's about three years old, I have been looking and found both the Radeon 5770 and the 6770 for about the same price, which would you suggest and would it be worth it with my system? I have been thinking about building a new computer just because it is over three years old but that will be at least six months from now.
A 6770 is the same as a 5770, except the 6770 has a newer BIOS for a newer HDMI standard. Anyway, a 5770/6770 would be about twice as fast as your current 3870 (more in some cases) . Even so I'd say spend a little more on a GTX 460 or Radeon 6790 assuming your PSU is up to it.