Originally Posted by Pennyboy
I am really looking forward to BF3, its one of the reasons I upgraded my PC just recently. I am hoping my GTX580 will be able to run the game at max with 60fps but if not I will purchase another 580GTX in SLI or get a 680GTX. I am banking on 8gb and a 2600k being powerful enough for it. I could be wrong but I can't see the game making use of 16gb of RAM but if it does thats a fairly cheap upgrade, i could stick another 2x4gb modules in my rig and hoping they play nice together.
I have no doubt in my mind that your 580 and 8GB of RAM will run BF3 butter smooth! I'd say the most RAM it would take is 3GB of RAM, but we'll see.
If I were to upgrade today, that is what I'd get to upgrade, save the video card, which I'd get a 570....that too should run the game at max. It sucks that I can't upgrade now, but then again, since I have to wait for tax time next year, there will be faster components out....so...sucks now, but in the end....nice. At any rate, your system is a rocket so I'd have no worries!