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Hey all Was thinking lately as spring is almost here, does the rig need any upgrades to prepare for BF3 and whatnot.

I was thinking of running a i7 build with dual 460s but thats so much.

I mean my quad runs things fine now, it was a king/is at its 775 peak times. But I feel a Sandy Bridge with a SSD will just feel like fast as lighting.

Or maybe just 2 6850 and SSD? Keep the quad?

I ask cuz been out of the loop on CPUs lately with SB, so I really dont know if my quad competes with the top dogs anymore.
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A 45nm quad should be fine. I'd wait till Bulldozer and IB. If it was a 65nm quad (like I had), I'd say otherwise.

You could nab another GPU, take a peek at the benchmarks and see if it's worth it to you. Your rig is perfectly adequate, judging by the looks of BF3 you won't be able to max it though.
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