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:
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!!!
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.
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?