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February 4, 2012 12:20:50 AM

I need help on building/adding on to my new new setup for 2012 preferably a bf3 setup my current specs are:

- EVGA 01G-P3-1380-KR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) SSC+ 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
- G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
- AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz
- RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-730SS 730W
- BIOSTAR A770E3 AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
- COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
- Asus VE228H 21.5" Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor
- Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

As I said before i want to add onto my 2011 build probably get rid of the graphics card (they don't make them anymore so i can't sli) and upgrade to a 560 ti sli build, get 4 more gb's of ram, new motherboard (if i do sli), new power supply (for sli as well) and overclock my cpu

any advice on what should i do to get the most out of bf3 (and no i don't have 400$ to drop on intel for a new processor or enough for a 580 the reason i say 560 sli because that seems the cheapest set and the computer store in town has a good deal on 2 560 ti's)

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February 4, 2012 1:22:33 AM

Do you have Battlefield 3? If you do, why don't you run it and see how it does? I know my set up (which is similar) is able to perform and play BF3 at around 45FPS on ultra settings at 1920x1080. I personally would not upgrade a build because computer technology changes so quickly (Nvidia is about to market their 600s graphics card and therefore the gtx 560ti's will become out of date). I would recommend you hold off on upgrades if you want live though without them and save $1000 and build a brand new computer.
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February 4, 2012 2:06:20 AM

Unless you have really good cooling id not implement SLI. Most cases simply dont have the airflow. Go for a gtx570 for about the same money, probably less. My personal favourite is the MSI twin frozer cards. They run extremely cool compared to other models i have tested.
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February 4, 2012 11:19:32 AM

somekidxd said:
Check out my new thing i wrote.
http://budgetcomputershelp.wordpress.com/ If you want the list and skip the talk, scroll to bottom.

Why would you build a computer with an H67 motherboard and has only 1 PCIe slot and an i5 2400 when you can easily go with an ASRock extreme 3 z68:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and the i5 2500k for overclockability and upgradability:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also, if you didn't read, OP said:
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any advice on what should i do to get the most out of bf3 (and no i don't have 400$ to drop on intel for a new processor or enough for a 580 the reason i say 560 sli because that seems the cheapest set and the computer store in town has a good deal on 2 560 ti's)

OP wants an upgrade, not a whole new computer...I would recommend him to upgrade a whole new build since builds are outdated quickly.
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February 5, 2012 12:14:12 AM

Best answer selected by bryankiddo.
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February 5, 2012 12:14:28 AM

thanks to everyone for the feedback!
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February 5, 2012 12:20:42 AM

if you have a question don't hesitate to ask on Tom's Hardware
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February 5, 2012 2:20:05 AM

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