One of my oldest and dearest friends used to be like us, normal, and spend most of his time gaming on his PC....then something terrible happened. I can't explain it. He stopped using his PC completely He bought Apple products one after another the day they were released And he only gamed on his consoles Now despite his current state he's possibly the most hard core gamer I have ever met...and BF is his deepest passion. That said he emailed me today and mentioned that he saw a build in his future...because by all accounts BF3 plays better on PC than console. So here's the deal...he's got a P35 rig collecting dust. Would it be worth the money to upgrade that with a quad and plop in a fat GFX card and call it a day? Or should he go with new gen hardware? Here's what I came up with...let me know what you think would be the way to go. Here's the text I just sent him...did I get it right? Thanks in advance for your advice and input on straightening out this mixed up kid (He's actually married and about to turn 40...so only a kid because I've known him since he was 10). EDIT: He's probably not going to need anything I have except maybe the PSU, and Quad. He's got a P5K Vanilla mobo and G Skill RAM, HDD etc but that E2180 won't cut it and I think his PSU is too old and weak to support a fat card. I just listed what I had on hand if he was going to go for a stiff OC that needs extreme cooling. I forgot he had that old P35 when I sent him the text.