Will this GPU/PSU upgrade help for Battlefield 3?

Current Setup (purchased off craigslist for $300 and some old xbox 360 games)

-CPU : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9300 @ 2.50GHz
-Ram : 8.0 GB
-OS : Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition Service Pack 1 (build 7601), 64-bit
-GPU : GeForce GT 230 (very odd, but apparently its a 9800 GT renamed. Found this out after A LOT of research about it)
-PSU : HIPRO HP-D3537F3R 350W
-Monitor : Samsung LED Monitor 1680 x 1050

No clue what the Mobo is unfortunately =(

I plan on heading down to Microcenter and purchasing these:

GPU : GTX 560 http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0365380
PSU : GS600 http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0334161

Will I be fine running Battlefield 3 on High settings? Anything will be a step up from what it is now, a very very sad settings of 800x600 @75hz with all graphics set to low just to play it with ZERO studdering whatsoever. My Sega Dreamcast has better graphics than this setup!!

Anyways, will this roughly $300 upgrade purchases help me play this game for the long term at high settings? Probably going to upgrade to a brand new souped up rig in 2-3 years.

By the way, SUPER NOOB not only at this kind of PC Gaming stuff, but at these forums. So please dont flame me too hard!! I'm usually really good with tech stuff, but i struggle with gaming rigs, so I usually just scout craiglist and grab the best "pre-built" rig i can get. In this case, this only cost me $300 and some old Xbox 360 games!!!

Thanks again guys!
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  1. yes upgrade is worth you will be able to play at high setting without any problem its good that you have q9300 pretty faster cpu.
    gtx 560 is best option for games now but if it were "Ti" version then it is
    is slightly more better. otherwise i vote +3 for your upgrade.
  2. pro-gamer said:
    yes upgrade is worth you will be able to play at high setting without any problem its good that you have q9300 pretty faster cpu.



    Sweet, thanks brother. Anyone else have experience with this type of upgrade, or these specific parts?
  3. i am sure you will be very fine at high setting on this upgrade.
  4. people are running core 2 duo e8xxx series they are run bf3 on medium or in high.
  5. yeah.. . . . . .! It is that type of rig which can run your desired bf3 and it is also the best combination with a core2quad with 560 and that power supply is also good
  6. Tparas said:
    Sweet, thanks brother. Anyone else have experience with this type of upgrade, or these specific parts?

    the only thing which you can must be disabled that is "VSYNC" this will kill a lot fps but game looks better with this on but don't worry beside your game will looking good too.
  7. Great, you have a Quad core processor ,good for gaming, but you'd better buy the GTX 560 ((TI))
  8. get this PSU, cheapest 80+ 600w~650w PSU I can find in the market, and Antec is one of the better psu makers in the market along with seasonic and corsair
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59339&vpn=EA650Green&manufacture=Antec

    with the saved money, get a 560 ti instead
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125401
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=58347&vpn=01G-P3-1561-AR&manufacture=eVGA&promoid=1190
  9. I agree with the above comments. If you can scrounge up the money, I'd go with the TI version. Not only does it have a higher clock, but also more processor cores. It around your budget and should hold up to the years better than the standard 560.

    Edit: I just remember hearing something about a new 560 TI being released soon. Do you guys think he should hold off to see how that one is before making a decision?

    A quick Google search yields: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Nvidia-s-Upcoming-GTX-560-Ti-448-Cores-Performance-Unveiled-234657.shtml

    Which states that the new 560 TI will be released Nov. 29th and have 448 cores.
  10. Agreed the 560ti would be a great upgrade for you now and will run sweet with your system.
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