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August 30, 2011 6:37:39 PM

Hi everyone. Im new to the PC gaming scene, finally decided to make the move to this superior format due to games such as Battlefield 3 :)  ...which Im looking to play on my new rig. I have the following specs in mind (my budget is around £600) and would like some advice on wether its ok to run a game like Battlefield 3 at 1080p and what I should or not have:

CIT Saturn Gamers Case
EZ Cool 700W power supply
Overclocked Intel Core i5 2500K Quad CPU 4 x 3.3ghz Std
Arctic 7 Freezer Pro CPU Cooler
8gb Corsair DDR3 1600Mhz
1TB SATA II Hard Drive
ASUS SKT-1155 P8P67-M Intel P67 Chipset B3
Asus 1GB Radeon HD 6870 DIRECTCU
Sony Optiarc 20X DVD+-RW Dual layer Drive

I know theres going to be parts that shouldnt be there, so any help would be appreciated, thanks

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August 30, 2011 7:41:42 PM

I doubt that your power supply is up to the job .

Not the wattage rating , but the quality and the actual current it can deliver 24/7

There really isnt any need to OC the processor since its way more powerful than the graphics card .

Consider stepping up to the 6950 to get better image quality , and more consistent frame rates .
Compromise on the processor rather than the graphics card if you need to build to a budget
August 30, 2011 7:51:15 PM

Outlander_04 said:
I doubt that your power supply is up to the job .

Not the wattage rating , but the quality and the actual current it can deliver 24/7

There really isnt any need to OC the processor since its way more powerful than the graphics card .

Consider stepping up to the 6950 to get better image quality , and more consistent frame rates .
Compromise on the processor rather than the graphics card if you need to build to a budget

Thanks for the reply, can you recommend me a good power supply? One that will do the job, not a pricy one and I wasnt sure at first if I should get a 6870 or a 6950, but if I do go for the 6950 should I lower the CPU?
August 31, 2011 3:09:10 AM

On balance I'd stick with the 2500k and the 6870 . I game on a 1080p screen with a 6870 and get good fram rates even with an older processor .

Corsair , antec , seasonic pc power and cooling , enermax are all good brands for power supplies

If any of those rate a psu at a particular wattage you can be sure it will do it 24/7 , and not just short peaks like many cheaper brands .
I think you should look at 520 - 650 watt units to run your computer
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