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I'll be purchasing a new rig shortly and wanted to give my sig rig to a friend for BF3/ARMA3. Do you all think putting in a 7870 GPU will be wise ? Will this current CPU bottleneck that GPU or would something cheaper yet more up to date be sufficient ?


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7870 2GB should be fine for BF3, you might be able to play with Ultra settings 1920 x 1080 resolution. As for CPU bottlenecking, BF3 is more of a GPU intensive game; you'll be fine with a Phenom II x4 955 BE.
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The CPU fine for BF3! Get that GPU!
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