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BF3 max settings?

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October 12, 2011 6:20:38 PM

Hi im new to toms hardWare I want to know if I can max Bf3 On this rig (oh some parts of i have and some im getting Xmas(gtx560ti and corsair 650w psu and antec 300)I am currently
using a eVGA gt430 and a cheap 500w psu i got from a pc store )

Gigabyte AMD 760G + SB710 Chipset DDR3 1333 AM3 Micro ATX Motherboard


Corsair XMS3 8 GB (2 x 4GB) 1333 MHz PC3-10666 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 - Corsair


Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98 - Retail (Black) - Lite On


Western Digital Caviar Black 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 32 MB Cache Internal Desktop Hard Drive Bulk/OEM - WD5002AALX - Western Digital


AMD Athlon II X2 250 Processor (ADX250OCGMBOX) - AMD



Antec Three Hundred Gaming Case External 3 X 5.25; Internal 6 X 3.5 2*Usb2.0 - Antec


Corsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply - CMPSU-650TXV2 - Corsair

EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Superclocked 1024MB


total price with amazons tax and shipping is $636.92

And no im NOT upgrading my cpu any time soon, but I have currently OC'ed my athlon II 250 3ghz to 3.6ghz but had to lower my ram multiplyer because i was getting getting BSOD 24/7
my res im playing on is 1920 x 1080.
so any advice on my rig (i am little over budget but oh well :sarcastic: 

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October 14, 2011 9:14:18 PM

you'll be limited by the CPU, but not by too much. As far as maxing out the game, try it and see. Will be close.
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November 2, 2011 8:53:59 PM

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November 3, 2011 1:53:37 AM

yes it will max, but at what fps? lol, probably dipping below 30's occasionally.

good build, would definitely look at some mobo + processor combo deals.

I have a similiar build, but with a 4 core and bf runs really well. May have to turn AA down and or shadows to high, but it still looks spectacular. If your looking for 40+fps then ur good, if your needin the 60, no.
November 3, 2011 5:40:41 AM

on a single card setup you wont be able to max BF3.
the 590 and 6990 can max it out but there dual gpu cards and way out of your budget...
the 560 ti is a great card. but if you want to play on ultra settings you will need 2 of them.
the good news is. that there isnt a great deal of difference between high and ultra. as for the rest. forget about lightscribe dvd burners especialy Lite-On. there crap... it will break within 6 months get something from the likes of nec or pioneer.
also you may be able to get a samsung spinpoint for the same price as your WD... the spinpoint is faster and its likely you can get a 1tb model as opposed to the 500gig WD drive, for the same money.