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I have 2 gtx 460s in sli and they run alot of games pretty smooth but i got bf3 and the expierience is lackluster. Im one of those people who get pissed off if my settings arent at ultra lol smile.gif . But lately ive been seeing some gtx 480s on cragislist for pretty cheap ... thinking about slapping those in sli and going from there. Also is it time to upgrade my core i7 870 yet? :screwy:

Thanks for your time biggrin.gif:thumbup:

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Two words. Kepler and Ivy Bridge.

Why aren't you overclocked? That would help out a lot.
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Won't let me edit the post, so posting again.

Why aren't you overclocked? That would help out a lot.
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My gpus are oc'd but i baught my mobo when i really didnt know what i was doing so it ocs but only to about 3.8 ghz then it gets all pissy frown.giffrown.gif

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Also thank you for replying biggrin.gif:D:D

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My gpus are oc'd but i baught my mobo when i really didnt know what i was doing so it ocs but only to about 3.8 ghz then it gets all pissy frown.giffrown.gif
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So is your cpu overclocked then or not? You should be able to overclock to 4ghz relatively easily, maybe further with decent cooling. Your cpu has HT right? thats good BF3 makes use of HT.

Also gtx 460s should be able to play bf3 at ultra at fairly decent FPS too...Your ram says 4gb 1066? Can you overclock that? If not might be worth upgrading to some faster ram? 1066 is outdated now.

What are your frames per second btw in BF3? You might just be expecting too much from your hardware. Lastly dual gtx 480 will require an awful amount of power from your psu, and will equally give off alot of heat. You will need to bear that in mind and research further if your PSU is capable of powering those both.

Sorry to sound bit harsh, just pointing out alot of stuff for you.
Edited by $ilent - 2/19/12 at 5:57pm
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good 1156 mobo
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=P7P55D-PRO-BO-R&cat=MBB

good RAMs
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electronics-Extreme-MV-3V4G3D-US/dp/B00592002W
eh..search for the msomeplace besides amazon..should be around $50
 
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Why aren't you overclocked? That would help out a lot.

Couldn't agree more.

And oc that hardware.

I used to have nearly the exact same setup (860 @ 4ghz). Its mostly your gpus.

Should pull close to 900mhz on a 460 with little work
     
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My 460s are at 826mhz and the cpu is at 3.8ghz

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My 460s are at 826mhz and the cpu is at 3.8ghz
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Wait for kepler, pick up new gpu (either 7900 series or 78X)
     
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