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Looking to bring my rig up to date. Battle field 3 ready. would these parts be ok?
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post #2 of 25
get 2500k if you're gaming and OC'd it!
   
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post #3 of 25
At that price you could go to SB, but choose what you like. If you're looking to upgrade CPU/MB/RAM, do you really need 16gb? Instead of more memory, opt for faster, better overclocking memory, it will yield better results. That is, of course, your current 8Gb albeit slow RAM is not enough, and you frequently reach your cap.

Otherwise, yeah, just fine.
 
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post #4 of 25
Not sure 16gb of ram is necessary for any game, but I assume that processor would be fine. I'd look into putting some money in a graphics card if you really wanna turn BF3 up.
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post #5 of 25
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Perhaps 8 gbs of memory, Phenom 2 BE, and maybe another 6870?
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Gskill Phoenix III SSD + 2x VelociRaptor 10000 ... Asus Thermaltake Frio Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) 
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post #6 of 25
Stick with getting a new CPU and RAM, getting another 6870 right now makes me think of bottlenecks on the Athlon; but if you don't need 16Gb, don't put money into it, save it to get another GPU later (if possible).
 
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Hitachi Deskstar 320GB Samsung 840 Pro 256GB Hitachi Travelstar 320GB Panasonic UJ8C5 
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Intel Atom N2600 1.6GHz Powertel GMA SGX545 2GB Corsair 1066MHz Samsung 830 64GB 
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post #7 of 25
Go for X6 Processor(1055t/1090t/1100t), 8GB of minimum 1600mhz DDR3 RAM and a good SLI mobo.
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Lightscribe DVD/RW Cooler Master Hyper 212+ in Push/Pull Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Phillips 32" LCD Flatscreen @ 1920x1080 
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Ducky DK1008 w/ Cherry MX Bkack Switches Corsair CX750M HAF 922 Custom Painted Logitech G502 Proteus Core 
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post #8 of 25
Phenom II X6 and a good board would be my first purchases. The board in my sig rig is awesome, or you could go 9XX just as easily. 8GB of 1600 RAM will only set you back ~$50, which should leave you enough to get another 6870, or you could sell the one you have now and get a 6950 or something similar.
post #9 of 25
I agree with 2500K, a P67 motherboard, and 8GB of DDR3 1600mhz memory. A second 6870 would be a nice finishing touch.
post #10 of 25
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Did you see the motherboard i posted above? I plan on going with the X6 CPU
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Gskill Phoenix III SSD + 2x VelociRaptor 10000 ... Asus Thermaltake Frio Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) 
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Gskill Phoenix III SSD + 2x VelociRaptor 10000 ... Asus Thermaltake Frio Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) 
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