I posted this before but for some reason the thread has gone missing. I just wanted to wonder what my PC was capable of. I've ordered the parts and just want a final indication of what it will be like on FSX, BF3 and other such games, and whether there are any improvements needed (remember - this upgrade is at the top of my budget)
The Motherboard, RAM, GPU and Hard Drive are the upgraded bits, all the other components I already have.
Case: CM Storm Scout with 2x 140mm fans and 3x 120mm fans
Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 AM3+ DDR3 970
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 970 @ 3.80GHZ
CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling Pro Rev. 2
RAM: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2x4GB) 1600MHZ DDR3
GPU: Sapphire HD7850 2GB GDDR5
HDD: WD 750GB SATA-III + WD 320GB SATA-II
PSU: XFX Core Edition 850W
What kind of framerates can I expect on BF3 and FSX with that system - I play 1600x900 but I hope to move up to 1920x1080. I hope to crossfire in the future maybe, if needs be.