Battlefield 3 PC

Sooo, I realized that Battlefield 3 is going to be half the game it could be if I played it on my xbox, so it's time to splurge and get a PC!

So, I built this, anyone have any objections? Comes in right under my $2000 budget, so hopefully this thing will take care of BF3 without any problems.

Case: Xion Predator 970 Gaming Series Mid Tower Case w/ 2 External Removable HDD Bays [-102]
Internal USB Extension Module: None
Neon Light Upgrade: None
Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Default case fans
Noise Reduction Technology: None
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-960 3.20 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1366
Venom Boost Fast And Efficient Factory Overclocking: No Overclocking
Cooling Fan: Asetek 570LX Liquid Cooling system w/ 240MM Radiator and Dual Fans (Extreme Overclocking
Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA)
Motherboard: * (3-Way SLI Support) MSI X58A-GD45 Intel X58 Chipset SLI/CrossFireX Triple-Channel DDR3 ATX
Mainboard w/ 7.1 Audio, eSATA, GbLAN, USB3.0, SATA-III, RAID, IEEE1394a, 3 Gen2 PCIe, 3 PCIe X1 & 1 PCI (All
Venom OC Certified)
Memory: 12GB (4GBx3) DDR3/1600MHz Triple Channel Memory Module [+114] (Corsair Vengeance [+29])
Video Card: * NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+25] (Palit Powered by NVIDIA)
Freebies: None
Video Card 2: * NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+25] (Palit Powered by NVIDIA)
Video Card 3: None
Dedicated PHYSX Card: None
Multiple Video Card Settings: Xtreme Performance in SLI/CrossFireX Gaming Mode Supports Single Monitor
Power Supply Upgrade: 950 Watts - XtremeGear Gaming Power Supply
Hard Drive: 96 GB Kingston 2.5 inch SATA Gaming MLC Solid State Disk (Single Hard Drive)
Data Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Hard Drive)

My big question is whether the 3-way SLI mobo will still work with 2 cards, otherwise I'll have to get 3 cheaper cards to stay under 2k.

Any advice or guidance is great, I've still got some time before the 25 october release date.

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  1. Get the Intel i-5 2500K and a socket 1155 mobo. 8GB of RAM. Two HD 6870 can play any game. What site is that?
  2. agree with mosox but you can stick with your 560's or sub a pair of gtx580's if you want. And dont forget you want 64 bit Win7

    and to answer your question, yes the 3way board will run 2way sli just fine.
  3. On that kind of budget you ought to fit 2x GTX 580 in there, or at least 6970s.
  4. Just fyi, it's been said that the gaming PC's used at Gamescom contained SLI GTX 580s and i5-2500ks (or was it 2600ks?) and that was for BF3 alpha.

    And echoing what others said, at this point, you should really look for an i5-2500k and a Z68 (or p68) motherboard. Best performance per $.
  5. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
  6. A reminder guys. $2000 for us will let us build a great system with dual GTX580s. But it looks like he is buying this from someone. Their markup probably prohibits this. If the OP wants to spend his money buying the parts and assembling it himself he could get all that. Something he should consider. Building a computer isn't hard. More so when you have a forum like this and Youtube videos to watch.
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