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post #1 of 12
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My current specs

Processor - Intel E5300 2.6Ghz (Stock)
Motherboard - Gigabyte G31-ES2L
Graphic Card - MSI 4670
Case - Cooler Master 310
Monitor - Dell 1909 (1440x900)
Ram - Kingston 2GB DDr2

With this configuration i get fps of 15-20 while playing online at completely low settings but this low fps is hampering my kills as sometimes the environment is so heavy the fps drops to 8-10. What i was thinking is to make some tight and worthy changes in this present configuration so i can play BF3 atleast at medium settings with minimum fps of 40-45.

What i have in my mind?
1) Replace cpu+mobo+ram with i3 2100/new mobo/4gb ram (keeping 4670 with it but will it be possible to play at medium settings then?)

2) Replace just the graphics card with 6850 at least and then OC the processor to 3.3GHz (my proccy is stable at that speed and will it still bottleneck the gpu?)

Waiting for your inputs smile.gif
Regards
post #2 of 12
Get the new GPU and OC the CPU. That will help you ALOT.
post #3 of 12
More RAM, OC CPU, new GPU.

/thread
post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by iCrap View Post

Get the new GPU and OC the CPU. That will help you ALOT.
Someone confirming that with first hand experience will be nice.
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Originally Posted by Gunfire View Post

More RAM, OC CPU, new GPU.
/thread
My budget is quite tight so thats not an option otherwise i would have upgraded by now. smile.gif

Edit: Oh wait! Mistaken your post, hmm that is possible.
Edited by mrexp - 1/20/12 at 11:08pm
post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by mrexp View Post

My budget is quite tight so thats not an option otherwise i would have upgraded by now. smile.gif

Well your best bet would be the first two options as RAM is dirt cheap right now and a good OC can increase performance drastically.
post #6 of 12
I would go with the GPU upgrade. My friend has an i5 sandy bridge set up with your graphics card and struggles to run BF3 at acceptable frame rates.
    
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post #7 of 12
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I would go with the GPU upgrade. My friend has an i5 sandy bridge set up with your graphics card and struggles to run BF3 at acceptable frame rates.
Thank you thats what i was waiting to hear (from experience) because i have seen BF3 reviews and there is no effect of extra cpu cores on this game, it is more about gpu performance.
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Well your best bet would be the first two options as RAM is dirt cheap right now and a good OC can increase performance drastically.
Sorry i mistaken your post, you can see that i edited my post few secs after reading your post again. Upgrading RAM from 2gb to 4gb wih gpu upgrade is best option for me(+cpu oc).

Final query, which gfx card should i go with if my budget is ~150$ ?
post #8 of 12
Here are a few choices, you can use the leftover money for memory.

GTS 450

HD6770

GTX 560
post #9 of 12
Buy a 360 or PS3. thumb.gif
 
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Whole budget or gpu budget? If just gpu, gtx460 for sure.

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Buy a 360 or PS3. thumb.gif
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