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May 20, 2011 2:58:20 AM

The goal of this rig is to be able to run bf3 at high or max, and just for a personal goal I've had for a while be able to max out crysis and warhead at 45 fps. Now if the bf3 part is impossible with this budget don't mock me just tell me, but here's what i've got so far. Tell me what you think.

Mobo: ASUS M4A88T-V EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
$102.00

cpu: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor
$190.00

vga: PowerColor AX6950 2GBD5-2DH Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
$270.00

ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
$95.00

hd: Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$60.00
psu: Thermaltake TR2 RX 750W Bronze W0382RU ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply


$99.00

Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan


$54.00

disk drive: ROM ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

$21.00


final price ~900, probably getting a monitor too, but no idea where to start with that one.thanks!

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May 20, 2011 3:02:09 AM

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/311307-31-1000-gaming...


check out the 2nd page, it has my final build as well as a very nice monitor. after 2 mail in rebates, the total comes to about 965. i have been perfecting this build for 10 days, so its about the best you can find. i went through both amazon and newegg though as i needed the credit line i have on amazon, so you may be able to find bettwe deals if you go through newegg exclusively. my goal is to also play bf3, so we are along the same line of thinking. hope this helps!
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May 20, 2011 3:04:30 AM

thanks but my goal is to be able to max it out with a decent fps. what i'm mostly wondering is if i should get a little cheaper of a cpu and go with a top of the line gpu instead????
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May 20, 2011 3:13:04 AM

my goal is max performance as well, and i believe my build is a good one to do it. but there are lots of different builds out there. i started looking around about a week ago with 0 experience and knowledge about computers and a $1000 budget, and some people smarter than me told me that my current build is a great one for my budget, which obviously, is the same as yours. so take from it what you will. good luck bro.
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May 20, 2011 3:16:53 AM

Well my build I'll recommend is the same as aiyerrc.
Check out my siggy for the 1000$ build.

I suggest you fill this out though.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...

The AMD chips aren't really that great as of now because of Sandy Bridge, but when Bulldozer comes out, sure. But until then, not really going to recommend amd.

1000$ build below in the link. Siggy.
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May 20, 2011 3:21:34 AM



LG DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH24NS70 - OEM
Item #: N82E16827136236
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$19.99


COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811119233
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate
$59.99


Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822148395
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$44.99


HIS H685F1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
Item #: N82E16814161348
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-$5.00 Instant
$15.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$339.98
$329.98
($164.99 each)


Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817371044
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-$25.00 Instant
$89.99
$64.99


G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL
Item #: N82E16820231427
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
$49.99


Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit English 1-Pack - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116986
Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy
$99.99


Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
Item #: N82E16819115072
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
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GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813128502
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-$25.00 Combo
$354.98
$329.98
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Subtotal: $999.90
Shipping: $7.33
Grand Total: $1,007.23
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May 20, 2011 3:23:15 AM

aznshinobi said:
Well my build I'll recommend is the same as aiyerrc.
Check out my siggy for the 1000$ build.

I suggest you fill this out though.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...

The AMD chips aren't really that great as of now because of Sandy Bridge, but when Bulldozer comes out, sure. But until then, not really going to recommend amd.

1000$ build below in the link. Siggy.



well I've heard that it's not that amd is bad as of late, but that intel is just so much better. Is it just the overclocking capabilities of intel that make you suggest them or? and which sandy bridge would you suggest?
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May 20, 2011 3:26:36 AM

if overclocking isnt a necessity for you then the 2400 should do the trick....if you want overclocking then the 2500k is the way to go, but keep in mind, you will need to upgrade certain other components to support the 2500k processor...my build has the 2400
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May 20, 2011 3:32:43 AM

aznshinobi said:
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No because Sandy Bridge just destroys them not only in performance, in overclocking as you mention, and I mention it in my siggy. Or the link here.
http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore
As for the link, can you please fill it out.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...

Approximate Purchase Date: late june early july.


Budget Range: ~1000


System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, just gaming.

Parts Not Required: os
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Country of Origin: u.s


Parts Preferences: must have 8 gigs of ram.
Overclocking: yes, only slightly though.


SLI or Crossfire: possibly.


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200


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May 20, 2011 3:34:48 AM

Yeah, Then the $1000 build I have in my siggy would fit you perfectly. It'll give you the option to Crossfire in the future, and give you a great card. As well a really solid CPU, and a small SSD to boot with.
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May 20, 2011 3:35:54 AM

since you dont need the OS, you can put $100 dollars more towards something else. perhaps the graphics card or a more decent mobo. or if you need a keyboard/mouse, maybe get a decent combo of those as they are important to an FPS gamer
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May 20, 2011 3:39:38 AM

aznshinobi said:
Yeah, Then the $1000 build I have in my siggy would fit you perfectly. It'll give you the option to Crossfire in the future, and give you a great card. As well a really solid CPU, and a small SSD to boot with.


thanks! i was kind of set on the hexcore, but intel seems to just destroy right now as you say. I just hope I'm future proofed for a bit.
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May 20, 2011 3:41:15 AM

^ I believe OP's budget is a solid $1000. =P
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May 20, 2011 3:50:04 AM

you should wait until october-ish to buy/build the pc if you mainly want it for bf3.
prices will be different and you might have the requirements out by that time.
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May 31, 2011 11:24:48 PM

Best answer selected by forthisisdeath.
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June 1, 2011 5:40:45 AM

Ive heard that the faultlines demo we have all seen wasnt at max settings!!!!!

Wow this is scarey and exciting at the same time.

Developver goes on the say that a rig has yet to be made to play the game on MAX settings.
Speculation gooes on to say that no computer out now will be able to run it, so waiting for the next batch of cards will do the trick.

Im not sure about this i bet i could MAX the game out on 2x 6970 in crossfire with 8 gb ram at 1920 x 1080 (1080p)

Heres a link to an EA forum

http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/6238789.page
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