I've been sporting my sig rig for over two years now, and it's starting to show its age. That being said, I'd still like to use it for playing some new games, particularly BF3. I've been doing some research and it looks like my system doesn't have beans to run the game well at all.
My buddy sports a 1100t at 4.1 and he's saying his chip barely keeps up, and with one display at 1920x1080 he gives the 6970 a run for its money.
Also on canyourunit, I don't make the recommended requirements, I barely make minimum actually. So my question is: Should I still buy the game? Or will it run so poorly, may as well forget it?
Upgrading isn't an option at this point in time, school annihilated my savings. (I'll be getting the game used for $20, which doesn't put me in debt)
AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.71
Northbridge at 2616Mhz
4GB DDR2 @ 1166Mhz 5-5-5-15-2T
2x WD caviar SE's in raid 0 + 500gb storage
Sapphire 5870 on 12.3's
ATi Eyefinity @ 3840x1024
That being said, Crysis Warhead and GTA 4 run great on relatively high settings.