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Get a new video card, as others have said you don't need to upgrade your main guts yet at all for gaming.
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If you dont like crossfire/sli and dont think the 680 will last you, you will need to rethink this cause the 680s the highest perfroming single gpu card you can buy now
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I am debating if I should sell this computer and get me a new 2011 Sandy Bridge E or just upgrade Video Card and/or RAM. That is where you guys come in (hopefully). When I am playing BF3 and I ALT-TAB to see CPU/Memory/Graphics usage, I only see my Video Card at 100% stress and RAM is at 70% while it seems my i7 isn't being stressed at all.
1) Do you think replacing my Graphics Card for a 680 GTX be enough for ultra (1080P)? Perhaps Graphics Card and add 6 GB more of RAM?
2) What software could I use to run in the background that can tell me CPU/GPU/Memmory usage? I am sure there has to be a better way than ALT TAB and check Task Manager/CCC right?
Thanks guys.

With GPU at 100% and CPU not peaked, your bottleneck is definitely the 5870. 1366 chips still have plenty of grunt left, especially overclocked, but if you can get $2000 for your PC I say do it. Grab either 2011 or Ivy.

If you're content to stick with the 1366 chip, just upgrade the GPU to a 680 or 7970, it should be plenty to push 1080p BF3.
     
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post #24 of 24
Here is what I would do. Get a 2nd gpu for CF an save up $300 to $400a an buy a 970 or 980x. Then you will have a very good setup for a long time. Then after you save up again sell the gpus an buy a 680 or even 2 670san when they come out.
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