Originally Posted by Bowen
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!
One thing I do want to upgrade is my storage, I want to get a solid state drive. I have a mate who has one and even though his PC is lower spec'd than mine it feels snappier!! I was amazed at how quick it made his system. I am wanting a 240gb SSD but I can only afford a 120gb model, so I am waiting for the prices of the 240gb SSD's to drop in price. Oh tax time, yeah in NZ the tax system is slighty different and well I never get money back if I do its not much. Maybe you could throw a system on your credit card? thats what i did and paid the card back before the interest kicked in.