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How is my build and could it run BF3 1080P Ultra with at least 60FPS? $775 Build

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May 8, 2013 6:52:01 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/iDieAlot1986/saved/1zzx

Look at the link I have provided for you. Could it run Battlefield 3 1920x1080 Ultra Settings at least 60FPS? How much FPS do you think I could get? Is it a good RAM, CPU, and GPU combination? And lastly....When Pre-BlackFriday and Black Friday come up, what might I expect money-wise?

Or would this be a better build with my expectations? http://pcpartpicker.com/user/iDieAlot1986/saved/1ziD

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May 8, 2013 6:56:51 PM

Both builds will run Battlefield 3 fine.

You can probably get a solid 60 FPS
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May 8, 2013 6:59:12 PM

it can run ultra (the 660ti) but will sometimes dip below 60, same with the other setup (maybe a bit lower in fps?)

but nonetheless, high is not that bad
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May 8, 2013 9:17:40 PM

You may want to change that RAM because at the moment, you only have 1 stick of it. The performance difference between Single channel and Dual channel memory is like night and day. Try to get RAM that is 2x4 GB. Other than that, I see no issues with you getting 60 FPS in BF3
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May 9, 2013 2:47:42 AM

Don't get a Cooler Master power supply, they are notoriously bad. Get something from Seasonic/Corsair/XFX and you'll be nicely set up. Something like a S12ii 520W would be awesome (but a little more pricey of course). I think it's worth not having your computer melt though.

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May 9, 2013 2:57:11 AM

marshallbradley said:
Don't get a Cooler Master power supply, they are notoriously bad. Get something from Seasonic/Corsair/XFX and you'll be nicely set up. Something like a S12ii 520W would be awesome (but a little more pricey of course). I think it's worth not having your computer melt though.

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Not denying that CM psus arent the best, but have you ever seen one melt your computer? Seriously?
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May 9, 2013 4:06:18 AM

I think burning is fairly close to melting: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-Ex...

Having a power supply start to burn is certainly not a good way to go. After all if components start burning inside, the voltage regulation could easily go out of whack, and plenty of 24 pin connectors have been melted this way.

The fact is having a bad power supply can damage your computer in a million ways, one of the key areas is often melting of the motherboard connectors. I never said that it's 100% going to melt your computer, I just think there's a higher than average (even the best units can have faults) chance that it will be a bad nut.

TL;DR avoid Cooler Master power supplies.

And no I've never seen one melt, as I've never been foolish enough to own one :p . It's happened to other people though: http://forums.us.ncix.com/forums/topic.php?id=2287811 (I'm not saying this is only a problem with Cooler Master PSUs, it could happen to anything if you stressed it enough. It's just more likely to happen since they are lower quality).

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May 9, 2013 6:49:34 AM

marshallbradley said:
I think burning is fairly close to melting: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-Ex...

Having a power supply start to burn is certainly not a good way to go. After all if components start burning inside, the voltage regulation could easily go out of whack, and plenty of 24 pin connectors have been melted this way.

The fact is having a bad power supply can damage your computer in a million ways, one of the key areas is often melting of the motherboard connectors. I never said that it's 100% going to melt your computer, I just think there's a higher than average (even the best units can have faults) chance that it will be a bad nut.

TL;DR avoid Cooler Master power supplies.

And no I've never seen one melt, as I've never been foolish enough to own one :p . It's happened to other people though: http://forums.us.ncix.com/forums/topic.php?id=2287811 (I'm not saying this is only a problem with Cooler Master PSUs, it could happen to anything if you stressed it enough. It's just more likely to happen since they are lower quality).

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Good post! I have not seen a PSU burn out!

A bit worrying as I have a cooler master PSU in my mATX secondary machine! I usually only use either OCZ or Corsair PSUs in my main PC, but I had a CM psu knocking around which I thought would be fine...

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May 9, 2013 7:13:30 AM

OCZ are OK (ZS/ZT series are nice), some of their older stuff is pretty bad though (ModXStream produced before 2007 for example is junk).

Corsair are awesome though :) . I stick to Corsair/Seasonic/XFX, since they all (mostly) have Seasonic internals.

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May 9, 2013 8:04:25 AM

This should do you good.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($189.55 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.19 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($202.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($65.81 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($57.06 @ NCIX US)
Total: $769.55
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-09 11:03 EDT-0400)
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May 9, 2013 9:20:36 AM

marshallbradley said:
OCZ are OK (ZS/ZT series are nice), some of their older stuff is pretty bad though (ModXStream produced before 2007 for example is junk).

Corsair are awesome though :) . I stick to Corsair/Seasonic/XFX, since they all (mostly) have Seasonic internals.

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Really? I thought the ModXstream stuff was good! I have a ModXstream from 2011 in my main pc and seems fine. What was wrong with the older ones?
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May 9, 2013 9:36:04 AM

Confusingly enough, the Cooler Master GX 450W was made by a different manufacturer than all the other PSUs in the GX series and it came out a lot better in reviews as a result.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-GX...

I'd probably still go a different way with the PSU, but this one at least is a step up from the Logisyses and Diabloteks out there.
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May 9, 2013 9:48:06 AM

RobCrezz said:

Really? I thought the ModXstream stuff was good! I have a ModXstream from 2011 in my main pc and seems fine. What was wrong with the older ones?


Different manufacturers. I *think* that the newer ModXStreams were manufacturers by Sirtec instead of (2007 or earlier) Topower, but someone with a better memory may have to correct me.
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May 9, 2013 9:49:01 AM

@RobCrezz A tad off-topic, but basically OCZ switched who made the PSUs in 2007. Don't get me wrong, the current units are mostly very solid (made by Sirtec I believe), but before they switched OEM (the people who actually make the PSU, OCZ just brand it afterwards) they were of very questionable quality. OCZ also bought PC Power and Cooling, which is a very prestigious power supply company, so that helped them to go from a fairly bad brand to a fairly good one (again, I still don't think they're the best of the best though). I think "inconsistent" just about sums them up, as you can see in the list below, their mainstream units vary from Tier 2 (great) to Tier 4 (struggles to even meet ATX spec).

This gives a very good idea of how power supplies compare to each other: http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

I think this video is relevant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eagPjdk0IOk

EDIT: @DSzymborski Yep that's right. Topower aren't the top by any means...

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