Im new to computer gaming and i was looking up the specs on my computer and im not running the best hardware and i was wonderig what upgrades i could do for my cpu to run games like bf3 or skyrim without any issues. my specs are
* AMD FX Series Quad Core FX 4100 Processor 3.6GHz
* 8GB DDR3 RAM
* 1TB Hard Drive
* NVIDIA GeForce GT 520
AMD 760G Chipset.
Email would help alot..
First we don't know the model of your motherboard, therefore we can not be sure it supports the AMD FX 8350.
Secondly we don't know the model of your power supply , so we don't know if it can handle the load.
If your motherboard does not support the AMD 8 Core i meantioned above, but you've got a decent power supply, buy this graphics card.
You could sell the old FX 4100 and get a FX 6300. Those are pretty cheap and are in my point of view the best value CPU of the vishera series that still would provide you with some noticeable peformance benifit.
If you walk this path, then you would still have money for a better PSU. As your current hardware doesn't use so much power then I can only conclude that your PSU might not be good enough for the new hardware.