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May 13, 2012 6:59:48 PM

Hi, i am going to save up around £220 for a new cpu, graphics card and psu. I have at the MOMENT:

Core 2 duo 3.1GHz
Nvidia Geforce 9400gt
4gb ddr2 ram
Windows xp 32bit

I am planning to upgrade to: (I will caps lock the better bit's)

CORE 2 QUAD @ 2.4-2.8GHZ
RADEON HD 6770 OR 6850
4gb ddr2 ram
WINDOWS 7 PRO.

Will the upgraded specs be good enough to run battlefield 3 on medium-high at 720 or even 1080p?

Thanks

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May 13, 2012 7:58:08 PM

thomasd221 said:
Hi, i am going to save up around £220 for a new cpu, graphics card and psu. I have at the MOMENT:

Core 2 duo 3.1GHz
Nvidia Geforce 9400gt
4gb ddr2 ram
Windows xp 32bit

I am planning to upgrade to: (I will caps lock the better bit's)

CORE 2 QUAD @ 2.4-2.8GHZ
RADEON HD 6770 OR 6850
4gb ddr2 ram
WINDOWS 7 PRO.

Will the upgraded specs be good enough to run battlefield 3 on medium-high at 720 or even 1080p?

Thanks


you really should consider upping that to around 250 euros. with 250 is the budget you could get a sandy bridge i3 build which you really need as bf3 is cpu dependent in multiplayer mode.

6850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
cpu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

you probably should spend more on the motherboard but i had to cut cost somewhere.
May 13, 2012 8:02:19 PM

cbrunnem said:
you really should consider upping that to around 250 euros. with 250 is the budget you could get a sandy bridge i3 build which you really need as bf3 is cpu dependent in multiplayer mode.

6850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
cpu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

you probably should spend more on the motherboard but i had to cut cost somewhere.


I will stick with a core 2 quad, becuase it is alot more powerful than a i3 (i3 is dual, Core 2 quad is quad), and if i spent 250 on parts, no money left for a graphics card, a must for bf3

Thanks anyway
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May 13, 2012 8:11:09 PM

At high 1080p a Q9550 will make BF3 stuttery even on lower settings.

I was running a Q9550, 6GB RAM with a GTX470 (pic-e 1.1 x16), on low settings @ 2048x1152, v-synch'd to 60fps, but it didn't feel smooth on heavily populated maps especially heavy small maps. It did get better if I lowered the resolution, not ideal for me though, should work for you though.

Upgraded to a 3570k, and its much smoother, so I'm not convinced that the core 2 quad is enough.

Have you factored in cash for selling your current components.

Don't bother with win 7 pro, home premium 64 is enough.

edit 2, didn't notice that the other replier was quoting from newegg which doesn't help you. For 220, you are a little stuck especially throwing windows in there as well. 2nd hand q9550's will be available (mine included), but you are really tight on budget, in fact i'd leave the CPU alone for now.

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/microsoft-windows-7-home...
or
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/microsoft-windows-7-home...

6770/6850/7850 and if you need a new PSU the you'll have the money to get a good one and not one that will quickly fail.

Really difficult to advise you. Get the upgrade win7, as then when you upgrade your platform as a whole you won't have any trouble.
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May 13, 2012 8:18:03 PM

thomasd221 said:
I will stick with a core 2 quad, becuase it is alot more powerful than a i3 (i3 is dual, Core 2 quad is quad), and if i spent 250 on parts, no money left for a graphics card, a must for bf3

Thanks anyway



sounds like you dont need any help from us then. (sarcasm)

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/battlefield-3-graph...

i3 will suffer a tad more then the 2500k or 2600k in multiplayer but i a lot better then the cpu that you want to get. sorry

also that 250 includes a 6850.... not sure why you thought it doesnt.

bottom line is the build i showed you is much better then the one you want to get. by a lot!
May 13, 2012 8:20:10 PM

I don't have to have it at 1080p, i can also have it at 1280x720 and it looks good on my monitor. And if i got a 5850 (which performs the same as a gtx470) I should be able to play at 720p????
May 13, 2012 8:26:28 PM

cbrunnem said:
sounds like you dont need any help from us then. (sarcasm)

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/battlefield-3-graph...

i3 will suffer a tad more then the 2500k or 2600k in multiplayer but i a lot better then the cpu that you want to get. sorry

also that 250 includes a 6850.... not sure why you thought it doesnt.

bottom line is the build i showed you is much better then the one you want to get. by a lot!


Im sorry, i didnt look at the 6850, silly me :( . But i got this pc for my 13th birthday (Im 13) and my dad put alot of money and effort into it, so i don't want to just throw it away and make a new one, because i think it would look ungrateful and rude after all the effort he put in. But he is fine with me upgrading it, so please could you recommend the top end parts i could upgrade a socket 775 with and also the best graphics card for up to £80 ($128)

Many thanks.
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May 13, 2012 8:26:45 PM

thomasd221 said:
I don't have to have it at 1080p, i can also have it at 1280x720 and it looks good on my monitor. And if i got a 5850 (which performs the same as a gtx470) I should be able to play at 720p????


yes but it would be a shame to play at such a low resolution. a 5850 should max it out at 720p though.
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