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System is in the sig. I might sell my other monitor and xbox for some cash to upgrade. I want to run BF3 at more lan low settings.
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Keep everything and just get a P67 mobo and 2500k. Will run you like $300 + tax if you live near a Microcenter. You'll be able to run @ high settings easily, or ultra with AA off.
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He can play it on high without upgrading anything?....
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If you are unable to run BF3 at at least high settings with that rig, you are doing it wrong. I get ~60 frames (dipping into the 40's) on high settings with some AA on the sig rig. All your components are better performing than mine.

Edit: RAM is slower, not like it matters much.
post #5 of 7
Upgrade duh. Having a custom PC means you can upgrade only necessary stuff and reuse the old bits.

1) Get a CPU cooler. Noctua U12P/ D14(if it fits) /H80 *depends on case as well* & OC that bugger

2) Get a better mobo, not exactly important, but it might help with stable OCs and expandability, Asus Crosshair AM3+ board anyone/

3) SSD = expensive based on storage, but easily the greatest improvement one can see and get for everyday computing. M4 64Gb for Boot drive, use old WD drive for storage.

4) Keep RAM, PSU. And get another 560ti if your board allows for SLI, as your PSU is definitely overkill for your current sig. 2 5460tis need a 650W only. SLI allows maxing of BF3.


But your rig can play BF3 on high tbh. You didnt know your PC is capable of that?
    
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He can play it on high without upgrading anything?....
I guess so. I'm not really familiar with AMD so I don't know much about his CPU setup and such.

But taking a second look, you should be able to get much higher than low settings (somewhere med-high) with your current setup
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post #7 of 7
If the CPU isn't holding you back a great deal or much at all... I'd say slap a great cooler on it and OC the sucker. Then upgrade your GPU as thats gonna be the main component affecting your gaming experience. We can help suggesting a GPU once we know your budget. And perhaps a HDD upgrade or SSD along with some faster ram if you need it. As all the components are shared across platforms (unless you want Intel triple channel?) so even if you decide you want to upgrade CPU after, you can just get a new board and CPU and sell your current.

That would be the cheapest way to get max results. Now if you want more CPU power period, then your looking at a 2500K setup... unless you can do with a Thuban... though, for the slight difference in price, a 2500K is a better bet. (1100T @ $194 / 1090T @$169 / 2500K @$224 CDN prices, egg) So for $30 more than a 1100T you can get a much better CPU. Though a 1090T being $55 cheaper still makes it a semi-viable upgrade choice for some, especially if they are already invested in the AMD platform with a high end mobo.

So yea, really depends on your needs and if you want/need to spend the cash. Cause if you can do fine with a cheaper solution you can put the money into another component upgrade as well and likely get a better overall upgrade. But thats hard to say cause I don't know your exact needs and if your getting any major CPU bottlenecks or not...

Edit> I'd say get a better cooler first anyway, @1080P a good overclock on a 955 with a great GPU should be able to run things very nicely, then as I said b4, you can upgrade if you want/need after as the other parts are shared across platforms. Cause a GPU upgrade will get you much better results than a CPU upgrade in most cases, so its better to invest there first.
Edited by Fuell - 10/30/11 at 12:26am
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