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July 23, 2011 2:27:52 PM

I need to build a $700 before rebates gaming rig. The build should be able to play BF3 and MW3.

Current monitor resolution is 1366 x 768.

Required: Windows 7

Not required: Keyboard, mouse

I picked this case out already.

Case: COOLER MASTER Elite 430 $49.99

OS: Windows 7 $99

I'm looking to order everything either tonight or tomorrow.

Thanks.

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a b 4 Gaming
July 23, 2011 5:14:04 PM

You have to un-private your wishlist.

As for builds concerns. I can guarantee a $500 computer would run MW3, but I can't guarantee that $700 computer would run BF3, especially with Dice saying the 580 isn't running BF3 at max.

But... Check out my $550 build here.
http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore
Just change the GPU to the 560 Ti (+50)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
That should give you room to buy the OS. You shouldn't be concerned with the i3 2100, it's a great CPU, more over you should be concerned about the GPU.
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July 23, 2011 5:25:54 PM

aznshinobi said:
You have to un-private your wishlist.

As for builds concerns. I can guarantee a $500 computer would run MW3, but I can't guarantee that $700 computer would run BF3, especially with Dice saying the 580 isn't running BF3 at max.

But... Check out my $550 build here.
http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore
Just change the GPU to the 560 Ti (+50)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
That should give you room to buy the OS. You shouldn't be concerned with the i3 2100, it's a great CPU, more over you should be concerned about the GPU.



I will look over your site. Strange I did make it public. Anyway, Here is my list:

Wish List:

Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price
1 ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Item #: N82E16827135204
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy $19.99
1 COOLER MASTER Elite 430 RC-430-KWN1 Black Steel / Plastic Computer Case COOLER MASTER Elite 430 RC-430-KWN1 Black Steel / Plastic Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811119227
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$5.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate
$54.99
$49.99
1 Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I32100 Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I32100
Item #: N82E16819115078
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy $124.99
1 MSI H67MA-E35 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard MSI H67MA-E35 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813130569
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$15.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$99.99
$84.99
1 Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817371016
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$25.00 Instant
$79.99
$54.99
1 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822152185
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$5.00 Instant
$64.99
$59.99
1 ADATA XPG Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model AX3U1600GB2G9-2G ADATA XPG Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model AX3U1600GB2G9-2G
Item #: N82E16820211409
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy -$5.00 Instant
$39.99
$34.99
1 SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814102948
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy $20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$174.99
1 Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
Item #: N82E16832116986
Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy $99.99

Total: $704.91
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a b 4 Gaming
July 23, 2011 11:20:56 PM

It looks solid.
Not saying your build is bad though. Do you need the 1TB? If not most of the budget should be allocated to the graphics. In which case I've done by using it for the 560 Ti. I think the 560 Ti is necessary for BF3.
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July 23, 2011 11:51:32 PM

bf3 is quad core optimized and its physics is cpu based.... is an i3 the right choice? to spend you money in a more efficient way i would opt for a quad core.
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July 23, 2011 11:52:18 PM

also you can pick up a OS at a university store for 20 bucks if you are a student. if you arent a student find one lol. thats windows 7 ultimate btw.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 23, 2011 11:55:01 PM

http://www.intel.com/products/processor/corei3/index.ht...
The HT built into the i3's would help. Certainly not as great as physical cores, but it certainly is a solid CPU. Also some also say the virtual cores of the i3's make as good as real cores. The i3 2100 certainly proves it by beating out many chips.

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