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December 24, 2011 4:29:35 AM

Yo, noob here. I got a 9400GT graphics card and I'm planning to buy the 560GTX card. But in order the run battlefield 3, is it just about the graphics that I need to change? The card that I'm buying is this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
All I have now is like $280 What do you think?
My Specs:
Window 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
Inter(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7500 @ 2.93GHz 2.94GHz
Memory: 4096RAM
a c 175 U Graphics card
December 24, 2011 4:32:56 AM

Do you want to change your CPU and change your OS to 64-bit? It will bring you more performance.
December 24, 2011 4:37:39 AM

what res are you gonna use ?
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December 24, 2011 4:50:14 AM

MY OS to 64-bit? Ye but do I need to buy it or something? Because I already have another comp, it has 64-bit and 8800GS which I don't think I will do anything to it.

Misha87: What do you mean by res?

and yes, I am noob at this :( 
December 24, 2011 4:59:49 AM

resolution of the monitor
a c 175 U Graphics card
December 24, 2011 5:08:41 AM

Res=Resolution you play at. (1080p, 720p, 1600x900, 1280x1024, 1024x768, 800x600) etc.

Ok I think you've got 64-bit OS CD there, but You should change the CPU for BF3. Bottlenecking will occur.
December 24, 2011 5:16:50 AM

Oh I got 1600x900. And ye I was thinking about changing the CPU as well but don't have enough money.280-190(Graphic card which I'm buying)= $90
I don't think I will be able to get any QUAD-CORE CPU with just 90 bucks...
a c 175 U Graphics card
December 24, 2011 5:19:32 AM

Well you must to try to save more money then... At least take Q9550.
December 24, 2011 6:00:54 AM

i would recommend well trying to earn a little more extra cash cause an amd6870 would be perfect on you pc im waiting for my 6870 to arrive you should check it out i've searched the web and it seems like a nice card for your res well im using the same resolution as you why dont you check it out
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a b U Graphics card
January 14, 2012 9:48:19 PM

Zokunu said:
Yo, noob here. I got a 9400GT graphics card and I'm planning to buy the 560GTX card. But in order the run battlefield 3, is it just about the graphics that I need to change? The card that I'm buying is this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
All I have now is like $280 What do you think?
My Specs:
Window 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
Inter(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7500 @ 2.93GHz 2.94GHz
Memory: 4096RAM


hi I can see your thinking about what to get for computer gaming minimum you need is 4gb of ram personnally i would get 6gb also pick something like 2 or 4 gb for a graphics card preferabally nvidia or radeon they make hi spec gcards also think about hard drvie space what kind of monitor your using how the light in the room is and also COOLING!!!! everyone forgets about cooling I know i've built many gaming computers and I'm 16 years old I am running on a AMD processor and 2gb of graphics i have 1 terabyte of hard drive and a philips monitor I play games occasionally but not as much mainly on Playstation 3 and xbox 360's I know alot about computers and work with them on a daily basis trust me Cooling is important high-spec graphic cards have fans on them..........................Peace out
January 14, 2012 10:48:41 PM

Definitely get an HD 6870 instead of a GTX 560. It's substantially more powerful, and you can buy it with 2 GB of Vram, which is really necessary if you even plan on cross firing for BF3 (maybe not so much at your res, but if you ever move to 1080p). If you need to stay Nvidia, get a 560 Ti, but not a 560, they're really poor value. Also get a new CPU, a quad core. That or overclock the hell out of your current one because it's going to be a bottleneck, especially at your resolution. Don't worry about cooling, any of the cards you buy will run plenty cool.
January 18, 2012 9:34:47 AM

Have both amd and nvidia cards running bf3. Go amd. Nvidia's drivers are a bit whacky with the game. Just look and see how many posts on this site reference nvidia cards freezing during game. My gtx 470 was freezing every ten minutes of play, my hd 5870s crossfire run perfect. I had to roll back to nvidia's original beta drive 285.38 for bf3 and can play for about an hour before freezing. Also check Nvidia's website, tons of posts complaining about it. Both good companies, but in bf3s case save yourself the headache.
a c 84 U Graphics card
January 18, 2012 11:53:41 AM

Zokunu said:
Oh I got 1600x900. And ye I was thinking about changing the CPU as well but don't have enough money.280-190(Graphic card which I'm buying)= $90
I don't think I will be able to get any QUAD-CORE CPU with just 90 bucks...


i think you should get this one out of your budget just $5 more with l3 cache.:) 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...$94.99
a c 84 U Graphics card
January 18, 2012 11:58:06 AM

^ i forget to tell that u can also overclock it to atleast 3.5GHz and can play bf3 easily with max settings.:)  :bounce: 
January 18, 2012 11:58:53 AM

if you want to run bf3 at that resolution, a 6850 will be perfect. it only costs 150, so youll have 40 dollars more to spend on a cpu. Battlefield 3 is one of the few games out there that actually utilizes four cores, so i would strongly recommend you use the money you saved to get this cpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Its no i7, but you cant go wrong paying 110 for a quad core with those clock rates and overclocking potential.
January 18, 2012 12:06:26 PM

sunnk said:
^ i forget to tell that u can also overclock it to atleast 3.5GHz and can play bf3 easily with max settings.:)  :bounce: 

that cpu doesnt include a heatsink, so he would have to buy an aftermarket cooler just to use it
a c 84 U Graphics card
January 18, 2012 12:12:10 PM

dob1026 said:
that cpu doesnt include a heatsink, so he would have to buy an aftermarket cooler just to use it


yeah it will cost him to much.
a c 84 U Graphics card
January 18, 2012 12:20:29 PM

@zokunu if you want good performance so just buy it+cooler of cooler master 212+ hyper will be good and you can also overclock on it.its am3 capatible.:) 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168....

but it will cost you more $29 if you can afford it just go for it will be good for you and future also you can oc with it till 3.5 or 3.8GHz .:) 
January 18, 2012 9:49:11 PM

you also have to take into account that he would have to buy a new motherboard in order to make that upgrade
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