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Please help me on upgrading my system..

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Ok so it's been a while since i upgarded my system lol right now i have this parts..

C2D E8400
Gigabyte P35-DS3L
Evga 8800GTS KO
G.skill 3GB DDR2

Well I was planing on playing the BF3 when it comes out but i have a feeling my system can't handle that game. Would it be ok to just upgrade my video card right now or do i need to upgrade my mobo, ram and CPU. Thanks
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Depends on how much you have to spend. I'm sure you could *get by* using your current set up with a new $150 dollar video card.

But you can get a new setup (mobo, cpu, ram, gpu) for around 400-500 easy that will be decent for bf3.
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I think I would just upgrade my cpu, GPU, mobo and ram. When picking a CPU and a GPU how do you determine that you are not going to bottle neck you system?
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1 TB WD Black Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Antec High Current Gamer Series 900W RocketFish Full Tower Case 
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Ok so I was looking for some parts and I found this if you have any suggestion please feel free to comment. If I could get a cheaper parts instead of what i got let me know

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157271

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231428

EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130604

and do i need to upgrade my PSU too? I have an Antec Neo HE550
Edited by d0y - 10/13/11 at 12:54am
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Intel i5 2500K Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3-iSSD Evga GTX 560 TI DS Corsair Vengeance 2x2GB 
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1 TB WD Black Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Antec High Current Gamer Series 900W RocketFish Full Tower Case 
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Logitech mx518 Steelpad QcK+ 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500K Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3-iSSD Evga GTX 560 TI DS Corsair Vengeance 2x2GB 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
1 TB WD Black Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Antec High Current Gamer Series 900W RocketFish Full Tower Case 
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