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Will my Gaming Rig Be Able to Run Battlefield 3 on Max Settings?

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August 25, 2011 11:20:07 PM

I want to build this gaming rig and wanted to know if I could run this game at MAX Settings.

Specs:
cpu- AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Thuban 3.3GHz, 3.7GHz Turbo 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDE00ZFBGRBOX

motherboard- ASUS M4A88TD-M/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

RAM- Team Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model TED38192M1333C9DC

Hard Drive- Western Digital 2 TB Caviar Green SATA II Intellipower 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive - WD20EARS

GPU- Biostar AMD Radeon HD 6870

Power Supply- Thermaltake TR2 Series 600 Watt ATX Power Supply

OS- Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

Any suggestions?
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August 26, 2011 12:03:21 AM

Thats a bad rig for gaming . The x6 processors generally game worse than X4's

The motherboard is also a dead end product . AMD will soon release new processors called bulldozer that will run best on motherboards with 970 or 990 series chipsets . That mb has a 880g , and cant

As for running a game at max settings ... thats entirely up to the resolution of the monitor . More pixels means better hardware or lower quality . No one can answer your question without that information
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August 26, 2011 1:21:23 AM

Okay, thanks for the heads up. ill find a new motherboard and processor. Any suggestions on both?
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a c 136 B Homebuilt system
August 26, 2011 1:53:30 AM

These are the 970series chipset boards that are available
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
The Asrock 970 extreme is a good choice if you might ever crossfire . The others are limited to one graphics card . I also like the Asus 970 pro

For a higher end mb made for multiple graphics card your choices are
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
with the GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 the best bang for buck IMO

For a cpu the Phenom 955 . Its the exact same part as the 965 etc but clocked a little lower . You can easily change it to run at the faster speed yourself so its not worth the extra for the other phenoms

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