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Old November 3, 2011, 11:06 AM
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what would everyone recomend for bf3 i already have
intel q6600 cpu
2x2gb ddr 2 800
gigabyte p45 chipset motherboard
2x74gb raptors in raid
2 320gb wds in raid
ati 4890 1gb

as you can tell ive been out of the loop for a while waiting for bf3 so i think i just need to upgrade my gpu right???
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Old November 3, 2011, 11:14 AM
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maybe get a gtx 560 ti, Overclock that q6600 a bit and you should be good to go.
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Old November 3, 2011, 11:51 AM
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Check this out. Hope this helps!

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Old November 3, 2011, 12:28 PM
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To be honest, you have a high end Dx11 GPU, albeit 2 gens older, but to get more power you'd need probly an SLi or Xfire setup of 2 mid-range cards. You could upgrade your whole setup if your looking to play BF3 maxed out, it's a hog.
If your mobo can handle dual cards I'd go;

AMD: 2x 5770/5850s or a single 5870/6950 2GB

Nvidia: 2x GTX 460/560 or a single GTX 470/570

Of course a nice used HD 5870 or GTX 470 on HWC would be good value for preformance.
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Old November 3, 2011, 02:36 PM
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guess thats alot to think about thanks guys
whats in ur gpu?
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Old November 3, 2011, 06:26 PM
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I wouldn't upgrade your whole pc, I did (mostly for bf3) and now I regret it.

If anything look into o/c'in that cpu and maybe pick up a 560 ti or 570

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Old November 4, 2011, 11:22 AM
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I have a similar setup as yours

Q6600 @ 3.0ghz
2x2gb ram
and recenetly upgraded from a 4870 512mb to a 6950 2gb.

I play at 1920 x 1080 and have left the in game settings on auto for now. This has defaulted most of the settings to high with some AA and AF on. The game looks amazing and plays smoothly though I haven't bothered to run Fraps yet ( I find that 35-50fps looks great until you know your running 35-50fps). Looking at the benchmarks for this game it appears that my CPU is adequate and that my video card is keeping me a float. If I had my old card I would be barely able to play. I would suggest checking the benchmarks and buying a good card. Perhaps a 570 and you can SLi it later or a 6950 and x-fire it down the road, either way it will get you into Bf3 and having fun. It appears that the nVidia cards are performing better in BF3 for now but who knows with new drivers.
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