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PC for MAX settings in BF3

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May 2, 2011 4:03:22 AM

I'm looking into a new PC as well and I want to be able to MAX out BF3.
How do you think this would do?

MSI GeForce GTX 570 OC Fermi 786MHZ 1280MB 4.2GHZ GDDR5

i5 2500K Unlocked CPU

MSI P67A-G43 SLI DDR3 USB3 Motherboard

G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL Ripjaws PC3-12800 4GB

Kingston SSDNow V100 Series 64GB 2.5IN SSD SATA Solid State Disk Flash Drive

For $850

To go along with:

Dell S2209W 1920 X 1080 32 bit

CM 690 Chassis

Windows 7 64 bit

Logitech g35

750W PSU

Razer Tarantula Gaming Keyboard Voodoo edition

Razer Deathadder mouse

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a b B Homebuilt system
May 2, 2011 4:24:27 AM

The GTX570 is indeed a very respectable card, but, we will likely need clarification on definitions of 'max out', as very high levels of AA/AF will eventually drag down almost any card.... (You should certainly be good to go thru the intermediate/moderate levels of AA/AF at 1080P; I never bothered to use AA/AF in FPS- type games, anyway)
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May 2, 2011 4:27:32 AM

mdd1963 said:
The GTX570 is indeed a very respectable card, but, we will likely need clarification on definitions of 'max out', as very high levels of AA/AF will eventually drag down almost any card.... (You should certainly be good to go thru the intermediate/moderate levels of AA/AF at 1080P; I never bothered to use AA/AF in FPS- type games, anyway)


I'm wondering if I should get a GTX 580, but I'm not sure if it is price-efficient

Oh and do you think I should buy 8gb of RAM over the 4 gb?
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a b B Homebuilt system
May 2, 2011 5:12:46 AM

The difference between 4gb ram and 8gb is negligible right now, since most games won't use over 3gb. It would be better to redirect that $40 to a CPU cooler for more overclocking headroom. I'm not sure of the dimensions, but you might wanna check out the Cooler Master 212+ http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Sleeve-RR-B10...
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May 2, 2011 5:37:39 AM

striker410 said:
The difference between 4gb ram and 8gb is negligible right now, since most games won't use over 3gb. It would be better to redirect that $40 to a CPU cooler for more overclocking headroom. I'm not sure of the dimensions, but you might wanna check out the Cooler Master 212+ http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Sleeve-RR-B10...


Do you not think the stock cooler with the 2500k is enough? I was thinking maybe some more fans for my computer case because my 8800gt sli right now is running at like 70 C when playing starcraft 2
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a b B Homebuilt system
May 2, 2011 5:40:41 AM

The stock cooler will be sufficient, but if you want it to really excel (ie, reach high clock speeds) it would be best to get an aftermarket cooler. If you don't intend to overclock, then you really have no need for the unlocked processor.
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May 2, 2011 6:04:21 AM

I would like to OC, but I am somewhat new to it. Is it fairly easy to OC this processor? And for that CPU fan on some parts of the description it says it is compatible with LGA 1155 and sometimes it doesn't include LGA 1155 in the list..im confused
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a b B Homebuilt system
May 2, 2011 2:37:29 PM

It's compatible, it says right there i7 approved.
You don't have to pick it up if you don't feel it's worth it, but it would certainly help with keeping things cool. Sandy Bridge are super easy to OC, but read up before you do so you know the proper way to OC.
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May 2, 2011 3:40:37 PM

You can get the CM Hyper 212+ for under $30 delivered via Amazon. I just noticed my wife's i5 750 was pretty hot, even at stock clocks, so I dontated my new 212+ to her, and it really helped.

I had to order another and delay my build, but it was worth it.

Note, you will need to take out the mobo to install it, so I suggest doing it at the time of the build.
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May 2, 2011 10:25:54 PM

I'm looking at these two Customized PC's from NCIX
Which one do you think is the better option?

OPTION 1:

1 x Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB
1 x Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H50 High Performance CPU Cooler System LGA1155 LGA1366 LGA1156 AM2 AM3
1 x ASUS Maximus IV Extreme REV3.0 EATX LGA1155 P67 4PCI-E16 PCI-E4 PCI-E Sandy Bridge B3 Motherboard
1 x G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory
2 x EVGA GeForce GTX 570 Superclocked Fermi 797MHZ 1280MB GDDR5 2XDVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E Vid *IR-$35.00*
1 x Corsair Obsidian Series 650D Mid-Tower Case ATX 4X5.25 6X3.5INT USB USB3.0 1394 Fan Ctrl No PS
1 x Seasonic M12D 850W EPS12V 20/24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply Active PFC 80PLUS 8PIN PCI-E 120MM Fan
1 x OCZ Vertex 2 Extended Sandforce 120GB 2.5IN SATA2 Solid State Disk Flash Drive SSD
Logisys CLK12RD2 Dual Red Cold Cathode Kit 12IN 3.0MM
With a Red led lighting effect

Cost: $ 2,078

OR

OPTION 2:

1 x Intel Core i7 970 6 Core Processor LGA1366 3.2GHZ 12MB Cache 4.8GT/S Retail Box
1 x Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H70 High Performance CPU Cooler System LGA775 1366 1156 *IR-$10.00*
1 x Gigabyte G1.Guerrilla ATX LGA1366 X58 DDR3 3PCI-E16 1PCI USB3.0 Bigfoot Killer 2100 SLI Motherboard
1 x Corsair Vengeance 12GB 3X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 XMP Triple Channel Core i7 Memory
2 x Gigabyte GeForce GTX 570 Fermi 732MHZ 1.28GB 3.8GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI Mini HDMI PCI-E DIRECTX11 Video Card
1 x Corsair Obsidian Series 650D Mid-Tower Case ATX 4X5.25 6X3.5INT USB USB3.0 1394 Fan Ctrl No PS
1 x Seasonic M12D 850W EPS12V 20/24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply Active PFC 80PLUS 8PIN PCI-E 120MM Fan
1 x Intel 320 Series GEN3 120GB 2.5IN SSD SATA2 Solid State Disk Flash Drive OEM
Logisys CLK12GN2 Dual Green Cold Cathode Kit 12IN 3.0MM
Green lighting effect.

Cost: $2,583
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