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building a Gaming PC that can run battlefield 3 in ULTRA

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April 17, 2013 6:58:31 PM

hey im building a gaming rig so i can run bf3 in ultra i would love if one of you can write what parts i should get becuase i don't know much about computers im looking to spend about $1100 (au) also i would pefer a nividia graphics card thanks in advance

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a b 4 Gaming
April 17, 2013 7:10:10 PM

Overclock?

Monitor resolution?

Do you need to buy OS? monitor?
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a b 4 Gaming
April 17, 2013 7:15:02 PM

This is an example build for the price. It is in US dollars but you can get a feel for what you can get. Things are easily modifiable depending on your needs. This system will play BF3 on Ultra with all settings cranked up. Also, I put in an expensive GPU cuz BF4 is coming out soon and you'll want more GPU to handle it.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8H77-V LE ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($108.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($373.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1137.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-17 22:13 EDT-0400)
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a b 4 Gaming
April 17, 2013 7:39:49 PM

670 can run bf3 on ultra settings, im using one and play bf3 a lot.
660ti is ok also, but fps dips below 60 sometimes.

also, i heard that 650 boost (it's 650 right?) in sli can beat a 680, which will save you some greens. of course there may be issues as with any sli.

get a 3570k if budget permits. then oc that
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April 17, 2013 7:42:33 PM

envy14tpe said:
This is an example build for the price. It is in US dollars but you can get a feel for what you can get. Things are easily modifiable depending on your needs. This system will play BF3 on Ultra with all settings cranked up. Also, I put in an expensive GPU cuz BF4 is coming out soon and you'll want more GPU to handle it.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8H77-V LE ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($108.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($373.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1137.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-17 22:13 EDT-0400)


oh yeah ill need to get windows 7 and does OS monitor mean a monitor with windows 7 on it all ready if so what monitor should i get and what resolution monitor would be good for bf3 and bf4
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a b 4 Gaming
April 17, 2013 7:44:30 PM

So you need to buy Windows 7?
Do you need to buy a monitor? These things affect how to build a computer significantly.
Typically a 23/24" monitor that is 1920x1080 and 5ms or less response time is best for gaming. Asus makes great ones.
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April 17, 2013 7:52:06 PM

envy14tpe said:
So you need to buy Windows 7?
Do you need to buy a monitor? These things affect how to build a computer significantly.
Typically a 23/24" monitor that is 1920x1080 and 5ms or less response time is best for gaming. Asus makes great ones.

yeah ill need to buy windows 7 im not the smartest person when it comes to building computers im more of the person to kinda fix them :)  but im pretty sure windows 7 is like 100 or 200 i can afford that
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a b 4 Gaming
April 17, 2013 7:54:05 PM

Do you want to overclock the CPU? or just leave it alone?
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April 17, 2013 7:57:45 PM

envy14tpe said:
Do you want to overclock the CPU? or just leave it alone?


i shouldn't need to overclock it but do you think i should would it make that big of a difference
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a b 4 Gaming
April 17, 2013 8:39:08 PM

For $1100AUD, you'd be looking at two choices. Intel...not overclocked or AMD...overclocked
I chose from one supplier, cuz in Australia prices aren't as good as States (i know I live in Taiwan now) and probably
closer to the price you would pay.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8H77-V LE ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($108.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($284.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1158.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-17 23:34 EDT-0400)

AMD overclock build:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($92.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($393.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1211.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-17 23:55 EDT-0400)

By going with a cheaper CPU (that overclocks incredibly) you can use the saved money and get a more expensive
GPU. It's a tough call, but both are great.
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April 17, 2013 9:13:45 PM

envy14tpe said:
For $1100AUD, you'd be looking at two choices. Intel...not overclocked or AMD...overclocked
I chose from one supplier, cuz in Australia prices aren't as good as States (i know I live in Taiwan now) and probably
closer to the price you would pay.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8H77-V LE ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($108.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($284.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1158.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-17 23:34 EDT-0400)

AMD overclock build:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($92.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($393.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1211.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-17 23:55 EDT-0400)

By going with a cheaper CPU (that overclocks incredibly) you can use the saved money and get a more expensive
GPU. It's a tough call, but both are great.


i think im gonna go for the intel build thanks man you helped me out alot be sure to use this site if i ever need to upgrade it :) 
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a b 4 Gaming
April 17, 2013 9:39:08 PM

You're welcome. Happy fun playing BF3. (Best game ever..until 4)
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June 23, 2013 6:50:19 AM

Luke339 said:
hey im building a gaming rig so i can run bf3 in ultra i would love if one of you can write what parts i should get becuase i don't know much about computers im looking to spend about $1100 (au) also i would pefer a nividia graphics card thanks in advance


For a little bit more a GeForce gtx 770 would be a better bet, $399
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