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Will this build play battlefield 3?

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August 26, 2011 4:48:11 PM

Cpu: Intel i3 2120

graphics: gtx 560ti

Psu: 600w

Just wondering if it will work to a decent fps on medium settings? considering the processor is dual core and not quad.

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August 26, 2011 4:51:46 PM

i would go with quad but you need to put more specs like your ram and mobo. you also need to give your price range
August 26, 2011 4:55:45 PM

It will still play it, it just probably wont max it out.

If games wouldnt run on dual core systems, developers would be losing a huge market chunk
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August 26, 2011 4:59:06 PM

I have posted before, so all the other parts are fine. I havnt got the specs on me but I can tell you it has:

4gb ddr3 ram

500gb sata III

Gigabyte z68a-d3 motherboard

Windows 7 home premium
August 26, 2011 5:00:22 PM

Im on a seriously tight budget, I have gone over it hugely already. Do you think I should maybe reduce the graphics card to get a i5 2400?
August 26, 2011 5:01:52 PM

Dpending on your budget it might be worth trying to squeeze in something like:

i5-2500k with a 6870

Processor being like £150, GPU being about £140 or if your in the US, even cheaper in $$ :p 
August 26, 2011 5:04:11 PM

Well im having to get a computer shop to put it together so that will cost a large amount of the budget. (before you tell me to build it, I burnt out my last computer installing the wrong ram last time). You know any prebuilts that would have this sort of specs? including the building I am currently looking at £660.
August 26, 2011 5:10:43 PM

go to ibuypower they have a range of great gaming computers
August 26, 2011 5:11:59 PM

Despite your previous experiences, im still going to recommend BUILD IT.

1) Post ALL components on this website BEFORE you buy anything! If any parts are incompatible, or can be found cheaper elsewhere, or better alternatives are avilable, people on TOMs will tell you and help you.
2) NewEgg do a very very good 3 part video series showing how to build a system. Its done step by step in real time so literally all you need to do is follow it.
3) You WILL save a considerable amount by building.

On a £660 budget you could easily fit a 560Ti and an I5-2500K into that budget.

Heres a build with a similar budget i did for a friend, NOTE, this build can now be done a fair bit cheaper (this was written up a few weeks ago)
i5-2500k £161 (Ebuyer)
CPU cooler Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro rev2 £15 (not necessarily needed, depends if you want to Overclock or not) (Ebuyer)
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 Z68 £128 (SCAN)
RAM Corsair Vengeance 8GB £49 (SCAN)
PSU 500w Corsair Builder Series £45 (SCAN or Ebuyer)
GPU Asus 1GB GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II £173 (SCAN)
Optical Drive LiteOn iHAS224 24x DVD±RW £15 (Ebuyer)
HDD Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 £40 (SCAN)

Total: £626 VAT included.
(without case)

with current prices that build is more like £580 ish maybe even less.

FINALLY - if you really really dont want to build, i suggest checking out a website called PC Specialist http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/
August 26, 2011 5:12:31 PM

Well,
A i3 2100 with GTX 560Ti will build any i5 2500K with HD 6870 any day!

The i3 2100 is a great gaming processor! It even outperforms a AMD's Phenom II X4 lineup in gaming.
August 26, 2011 5:18:03 PM

So im getting mixed feedback here :L, should I stick to the i3 or reduce my graphics card. And however much u say I should build it, I just dont want the pressure and ability for things to go wrong. plus I get a warrenty on the build if i have it built.
August 26, 2011 5:20:32 PM

Buying individual parts always comes with more warranty than a pre-built system.

Most component warranties range from 3years-lifetime. Pre-built PC's is usually 1year unless you pay extra for more.

Check out PC specialist and just keep upping the components untill you reach your budget.
August 26, 2011 5:26:18 PM

ibuy power has a standard 3 year warranty
August 26, 2011 5:27:27 PM

For what it's worth, I built a computer like a year ago on a fairly tight budget, and I've since regretted not waiting another month to buy some better parts.
IMO you should go with something future-proof, or chances are you'll regret it.
It's obviously more expensive upgrading than buying the proper parts in the first place! A Sandy Bridge quad would deffo be a good place to start.
August 26, 2011 5:28:48 PM

Costs more on the site than in the shop :S
August 26, 2011 5:31:08 PM

Dave1994 said:
Costs more on the site than in the shop :S


what does
August 26, 2011 5:48:29 PM

You can trust me and go with the i3 2120 + GTX 560Ti combo. That'd would kill any i5/i7 with HD 6850 at 1020p in BF3.
August 26, 2011 5:52:00 PM

The combined price for parts and building is cheaper in the shop, than on the website Adrian suggested
August 26, 2011 5:57:02 PM

9_breaker the site you listed is american, and im from england so shipping would be huge. Thanks for the suggestion anyway though :) 
August 27, 2011 12:40:19 AM

sorry about that. the UK has cyberpower but I can't put a link because I'm on my phone.
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