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Battlefield 3 can I run it?

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July 11, 2011 1:20:33 AM

Specs are:

GPU - HD 5770 1gb
CPU - AMD PHENOM II X6 3.2ghz 1090T (Looking for over clock via H70 cooling to 4.0ghz)
RAM - Corsair 4GB 1600mhz (looking to get 8 more gigs to a total of 12 gigs should I?)
MOBO - ASUS M4A89GTD PRO USB3
PSU - OCZ Stealth Silent 700w
OS - Windows 7 64bit Ultimate




I just recently bought my CPU and MOBO in a combo so I really hope I dont get suggestions for CPU. But Im looking really just to put more money into my RAM but if I can save that extra $$ and put it towards a new grahpics should I? Or get the extra ram? I will be OCing my CPU to 4ghz and use H70 cooling either way if that is efficient cooling.


All suggetions welcome pretty much I just want to run Battlefield 3 on the highest settings but willing not to go full AA.

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July 11, 2011 6:31:57 AM

I think that would probably max BF3 at about 1280x1024, maybe at 1920x1200 with lower AA and some overclocking. With your RAM, 4GB is fine and 8GB is better for some things but 12GB is just unnecessary for gaming. If you can afford it i would leave your RAM at 4GB and get a much cheaper cooler (CM Hyper 212+ for example) and get another HD 5770 since your motherboard and PSU can handle it.
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July 11, 2011 7:21:57 AM

2GB of ram (no more than 8 is necessary unless you catch a great deal) and an GPU upgrade/crossfire and you can max it. The CPU will be able to handle it with ease, I have a 1055T and it kicks ass.
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 11, 2011 9:16:24 AM

chaosgs said:
2GB of ram (no more than 8 is necessary unless you catch a great deal) and an GPU upgrade/crossfire and you can max it. The CPU will be able to handle it with ease, I have a 1055T and it kicks ass.


Possibly even drop the cooler completely and go up to 8GB of RAM with another HD 5770 then. (If you can afford it) If the budget isn't too strict though, the cooler i suggested really is great value.
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July 11, 2011 3:22:27 PM

yes, hyper212 + is a very nice cooler for the price. and 5770 is a decent card till 1680x1050 and also nice performance on 19x1080 with some lowered eyecandy
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July 11, 2011 3:34:21 PM

Almost any computer built in the last couple of years will run most PC games at or near max settings simply because PC games today are dummed down enough to run on consoles which are running 5 year old CPUs & GPUs.
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July 11, 2011 3:50:00 PM

ram1009 said:
Almost any computer built in the last couple of years will run most PC games at or near max settings simply because PC games today are dummed down enough to run on consoles which are running 5 year old CPUs & GPUs.


Yeah the Xbox is the main culprit for that. The PS3 is still pretty powerful. EDIT: Sorry to go off topic :p 
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July 11, 2011 9:07:03 PM

alright so I should get another HD 5770, leave the CPU at stock and leave the ram at 4gb?


Also if I crossfire does that mean I have to get the exact producer card such as what I have Sapphire HD 5770 or can I get any 5770 as long as it is a 5770 like this one http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=43_55...


My problem is I only have Canada Computers, Bestbuy and futureshop really to go to and BB and FS sell the 5770 at $219.99 and the Canada computers sells one at $128.99 Canadian. But since this is a different brand does this mean its lower quality?
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July 11, 2011 9:15:58 PM

You will be limited by your video card, so to answer your question will not be able to run BF3 @ the highest setting even with no AA enabled.
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July 11, 2011 9:18:16 PM

Well I will be looking to crossfire now that I have been told it will increase my chances of running at the highest settings with AA turned down but is it worth it?



Plus the question still is can I run 2x HD 5770 even though they are made by different producers? such as currently I have a Sapphire HD 5770 and looking to buy the powercolor HD 5770 or is that different?



** just to add I will be running this at 1680x1050
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July 11, 2011 9:26:28 PM

Yes you can run crossfire by two different manufacturers. Worth it? that depends on how much coin your willing to spend.
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July 11, 2011 9:34:29 PM

well I'm most likely will be buying this within the next 2 weeks, then probably more RAM and hopefully the hyper 2112 plus or what ever by mid october to this will look like


GPU - 2x HD 5770 Crossfire
CPU - AMD 1090T 4ghz OC
RAM - 8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz
PSU - 700w OCZ Quiet Stealth 2
MOBO - M4A89GTD PRO USB3
OS - Windows 7 ultimate 64bit

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July 11, 2011 9:40:07 PM

They just released the specs.
Minimum

Hard Drive Space: 15 GB for disc version or 10 GB for digital version

Operating System: Windows Vista or Windows 7

Processor: Core 2 Duo @ 2.0GHz

RAM: 2GB

Video Card: DirectX 10 or 11 compatible Nvidia or AMD ATI card

Recommended

Hard Drive Space: 15 GB for disc version or 10 GB for digital version

Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit

Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU

RAM: 4GB

Video Card: DirectX 11 Nvidia or AMD ATI card, GeForce GTX 460, Radeon HD 6850
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 12, 2011 7:38:02 AM

Well the GTX 460 and HD 6850 are only a bit better than a single HD 5770 so two of them should max it at any resolution and settings. Also, no you don't need to have a card from the same manufacturer for Crossfire. Any HD 5770 1GB will work and they will both work at the speed of the slower one.
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July 12, 2011 7:17:56 PM

Will my motherboard the ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 run both cards at 16x in both slots when I crossfire or will it be a 16x and a 8x?
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 12, 2011 7:34:41 PM

It will be x8/x8
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July 12, 2011 9:52:24 PM

jmsellars1 said:
It will be x8/x8



Now if it's running at 8x - 8x wouldn't I get a decrease in performance?
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July 12, 2011 11:18:14 PM

Really the 5770 is a good card, You probably would put on x2 antiostophic filtering and your frames will increase. Also you don't need a six core a AMD phenom ii x4 3.4 then you OC will do GREAT and cost less. Though if you want to play the game on highest of all settings get at least a 6850 or 6870.
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July 13, 2011 1:10:32 AM

thedude300 said:
Now if it's running at 8x - 8x wouldn't I get a decrease in performance?


On a super high end card yeah but a HD 5770 is kinda mid range, usually people only suggest x16/x16 SLI on anything equal to or more than a GTX 580 or HD 6970. You will be fine.

@Addison This is his current PC and he is looking to upgrade, he already has the hex core.
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July 13, 2011 1:18:29 AM

Oh... But like I said he can play it fine just with no antistrophic filtering or like x4 or x2.
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 13, 2011 1:19:56 AM

Possibly yeah, i think an upgrade while he has the cash wouldn't hurt though.
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July 13, 2011 1:30:17 AM

I have a 5770 still and when I turn off my antistropich or lower it my frames go up so high it's awesome, like MOH BFBC2 Just Cause 2 .
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 13, 2011 1:36:44 AM

The recommended GPU for BF3 is a GTX 460 or a HD 6850 which is a step up from a HD 5770, recommended doesn't always mean ultra high settings either.
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July 15, 2011 2:07:06 AM

This went a little off haha but I have another question...


Alright so far my computer seems to be good enough once I upgrade..but I guess I made a bad choice for the 1090T..


Should I sell my 1090T and get a high end quad core from AMD? or would that really not make a difference and I would be losing money rather than saving it. As I do want to sell my 1090T for a price that would pay for the quad core and it's cooler or will I not get what would be a price that would pay for those?

If I should sell it what should I ask for? It's mint condition I haven't tinkered with it and I clean it regularly and never over heated.
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July 15, 2011 3:35:58 AM

jmsellars1 said:
The recommended GPU for BF3 is a GTX 460 or a HD 6850 which is a step up from a HD 5770, recommended doesn't always mean ultra high settings either.



How can you say that? No specs have been released from EA/DICE. So lets not set somebody up for failure by leading them in to false info or possible bad purchase choice until we get the official word.
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July 15, 2011 8:05:02 AM

I'm not trying to lead anyone into a bad purchase, i am going off what Dragonfire321123 said about system requirements.

I am just trying to help him have a more balanced and optimised system for gaming, i'm sure BF3 isn't the sole reason for this computer and that he will want to play other games too, possibly in future.

I want to be clear, what i am trying to do is improve his computer as best as i can within the budget. Yes, 2 x HD 5770 will be overkill for BF3 and one of them MAY manage to max it. I am just saying that if it was me i would just try to make my PC as good as possible to 'futureproof' it.
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July 15, 2011 3:06:18 PM

jmsellars1 said:
I'm not trying to lead anyone into a bad purchase, i am going off what Dragonfire321123 said about system requirements.

I am just trying to help him have a more balanced and optimised system for gaming, i'm sure BF3 isn't the sole reason for this computer and that he will want to play other games too, possibly in future.

I want to be clear, what i am trying to do is improve his computer as best as i can within the budget. Yes, 2 x HD 5770 will be overkill for BF3 and one of them MAY manage to max it. I am just saying that if it was me i would just try to make my PC as good as possible to 'futureproof' it.



I dont think that two 5770 in crossfire will be overkill. As a matter of fact I think that even a GTX 460 can beat out two 5770's
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July 15, 2011 3:08:26 PM

See but there are SOC 460 GTX and stock clocked, a 5770 crossfire could beat a stock clocked 460 GTX probably, 460 SOC vs 5770 crossfire OC= a war zone lol
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July 15, 2011 5:36:00 PM

Friendly fire in bound....
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July 15, 2011 9:14:56 PM

jmsellars1 said:
I am just saying that if it was me i would just try to make my PC as good as possible to 'futureproof' it.


It's exactly what I want to do, I want to be able to put an X amount of money without putting to much in to be able to play later games. Now I'm obviously gonna have money to buy a computer a year or so down the road and a good one at that but I really want to have a really good computer for the next wave of games coming.
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