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Old 04-14-12, 05:49 PM   #13
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Default Re: In need of an upgrade, advice please

So my 8800gts will be good for BF3 on ultra if i upgrade the cpu first? i can run it on medium now but it does struggle sometimes.

Its mad as it looks better on medium setting on my pc than it does on my xbox 360
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Old 04-14-12, 07:00 PM   #14
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no you'll need a beefier video card for ultra. I'm glad you have bf3. I was gonna tell you it has a tool that tells you if you are cpu or gpu bound. hit ~ then type render.showperfoverlay 1 or something like that and a chart will pop up on screen showing which is struggling.

You will see a quicker performance boost from a new gpu first, but it won't be super great until you back it up with a new cpu.
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Old 04-16-12, 06:33 AM   #15
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I tried that command but it wasn't recognised

Just to double check, my current motherboard will accept a gtx 680??
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Old 04-18-12, 10:28 PM   #16
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that might not be the exact command but the text will show up on screen for the command when you start typing render.
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Old 04-22-12, 07:32 AM   #17
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http://compare.ebay.co.uk/like/32089...var=sbar&cbt=y

3570k price is good, get that.
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Old 05-07-12, 07:13 AM   #18
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New rig built I decided to go for IB. Very happy with it
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