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Upgrading a 8800gt or Full Rig Upgrade

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I have a dell vostro 410 with an Intell E7200 2.53 ghz with an 8800gt and 4gb of ram. With battlefield 3 coming out in the fall, I want to be able to run the game at decent settings. Will my current rig be enough? If it isn't enough, do you think an addition of an ATI 6850 be enough? I am limited by a 350 watt power supply. Would my intel E7200 2.53 ghz severely bottleneck the 6850, and if so by how much? Would it be worth the upgrade to an 6870. If I take that route, would I be overstretching my psu. If I hit that ceiling, could anything harmful happen to my computer by not adequately supplying it with enough power.

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~Crinzema
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I would personally save up as much cash as you can and get an Ivy bridge system if you want to max out the latest games.
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Deffinitly upgrade your entire system. Even with a new gpu that CPU will bottleneck it pretty bad
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