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Phenom II X4 970 with 560ti or I5-2500 with 550ti for battlefield 3

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September 13, 2012 12:56:41 PM

Hello friends,
I have e5700 3.0 processor, 550ti graphic card and 6gb ram. I am planing to purchase 4core processor. I want to play battlefield 3 on 1080p resolution with high to ultra setting.

what is the best choice for me??

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Phenom II X4 Black Edition 970
and 560ti (I will replace my 550ti card)

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i5 2500 with 550ti

I have vip-500w psu.. should i change it if i purchase new any of these processor.
September 13, 2012 3:13:51 PM

the first is the best.but you could play it on high not ultra!
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September 13, 2012 3:34:26 PM

1] possibly ultra but now AA or AF as well as disabled eye candies.
2] that looks like a very dodgy power supply, nothing I would want to plug my shining new hardware into.
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September 13, 2012 3:41:46 PM

The first system will be much better but since your PSU has only one 6 pin connector, the GTX 560 isnt supported.
Thankfully there are still some good cards out there that need only one 6 pin connector.
The card i think you should get is the Powercolor HD 7850 2GB.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It's faster, newer,more overclockable, more power efficient and more future proof than a GTX 560 Ti.
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September 13, 2012 4:15:58 PM

Do not get a last generation card. There's plenty of new cards offering better performance, less power draw for the same money.

You do not need a 970 BE, get a 965 BE it will overclock just about the same, for less money.

A 7870 would be best (budget/performance wise), a 7850 should still do it.

Take a look at the new Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 And 660 Review.
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September 13, 2012 4:19:57 PM

I am running 965 BE at 4Ghz stable with a Zalman cooler, so it's a pretty solid CPU for the money.
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September 13, 2012 5:57:17 PM

Thanks you so much for replies.. at 1080p high setting is enough for me. I'll go with 7850..
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September 13, 2012 5:57:48 PM

Best answer selected by yogi12.
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