BF3 RIG HELP

A friend of mine is trying to build a bf3 rig for around $2500-$3000.he needs help from me and i need help from all of you.Good help is always appreciated.Thnx in advance.

Approximate Purchase Date: in a month

Budget Range: $2500-$3000 or +500 if needed

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Primarily Gaming, home use,hd video conversion,

Parts Not Required: All needed including keyboard,mouse(no speakers)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg,Tigerdirect or anything good

Country of Origin: Canada

Parts Preferences:a high performance cpu cooler,high end gpu,8 gb ram,nice looking full tower cool case with high air flow,plz suggest full hd monitor

Overclocking: Yes(will probably go 4.2~4.7 ghz)

SLI or Crossfire: if possible

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080(plz suggest full hd monitor)
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  1. Rather than have people give you lists of items and replicate all that effort, how about you come up with an initial parts list, post it here, and let others respond to it. It really is more efficient that way.
  2. hey may i also ask what is your current rig? (if you have a current rig) and thats budget is more than enough for a decent BF3 rig.
  3. i5-2500k
    z68 motherboard
    SLI 580's
    8GB 1600MHz RAM
    1000w PSU
    Nice quick SSD maybe aswell

    Should all fit in nicely on $2-3k Budget
  4. i5-2500k
    z68 motherboard
    SLI 580's
    8GB 1600MHz RAM
    1000w PSU
    Nice quick SSD maybe aswell

    Should all fit in nicely on $2-3k Budget
  5. sorry to be late.as i said it is going to be build for my friend not me.my rig is a bit out dated.specs -
    CM HAF 932
    i7 920 @4.0ghz
    thermaltake frio dual fan heatsink
    asus sabertooth x58
    g.skill ripjaws x 8 gb 1333
    WD caviar black 1 tb x2 raid 0(no ssd)
    Rosewill bronze series 1000w psu
    ASUS VE276Q Black 27" 1920X1080 monitor
    Radeon hd 5870 2gb eyefinity version in crossfire
    is antec dark fleet a good case? i think so.
    i think a more powerful cooler such as thermaltake frio OCK will serve better for 4+ghz.i consider asus and gigabyte as best mobo manufacturer
    thnx for reply
    plz help.
  6. that ASrock board is currently really good it is one of the few boards to sport PCI-E 3.0 lanes, the Dark Fleet seems to have some great reviews, and yeah if your friend wants to do some serious overclocking then he should go for a better cooler.
  7. 'Noctua NH DH 14' I seem to remember being the best Air Cooling solution? Performing at levels similar to the Corsair H70 closed water-cooled loop.
  8. so i think its time for research. i will be back after some time for your approval.
  9. hows this:

    HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $59.99

    GPU: MSI N580GTX Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $494.99

    Antec PSU:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371036 $149

    Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM $12.98

    Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231416 $53.99

    MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271 ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 $124.99

    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K $219.99

    HSF: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 $27.99

    Case: Antec Dark Fleet DF-10 $89.99

    OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home PremiumSP1 64-bit - OEM $99.99

    all comes to $1,280.90 inc. shipping for a rig that will blow away any game today and definetely will blow away BF3! Fully SLI ready (so you can drop in another GTX580 in the future if you think you need the extra horsepower) and ready for Ivy Bridge.


    thats a good budget build but i wanted something least possibly messy with high performance under or a few more with budget.
    heres what i found-
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    LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
    $18.99


    COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
    $189.99


    Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    $179.98
    ($89.99 each)


    Acer S273HLbmii Black 27" Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor Slim Design w/Speaker
    $299.99


    MSI N580GTX Lightning Xtreme Edition GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 3072MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support ...
    $599.00
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    $0.00


    COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RSA00-80GAD3-US 1000W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS ...
    $199.99


    RAZER Black Wired BlackWidow Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
    $68.99


    RAZER DeathAdder Black 5 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Precision Optical Gaming Mouse - 3.5G Infrared Sensor
    $47.99


    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM
    $69.99


    ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
    $359.99


    Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K
    $314.99


    Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
    $85.87


    LG Black Super Multi SATA WH12LS30 LightScribe Support - OEM
    $79.99


    2xCrucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    $499.98
    ($249.99 each)
    Subtotal: $3,015.73
    :

    i am going to set ssds and hdds in raid 0 to get crazy speeds for my main games.
    i am going to overclock upto 4.5~5.0 ghz.do i need watercooling? for this
    if so i think self contained kits such as h80 or antec kulher will be fine. need your suggestion.
    i am stuck between antec 1200v3 and HAF X.which one is better?
    i dont think it is right time to spend $1k on gtx 580 sli bcoz till 2012 new gfx will arrive.
    msi lightning series is extrmely reliable,fast and overclockable using msi afterburner.
    monitor is good with LED backlight.
    other things look good.any suggestions /changes are acceptable.
    by the way i am also gonna buy cbr 1000rr fireblade on 25 dec. i cant wait.
  10. Processor : i7 2600K - $315 (Better than i5 2500K for Video Transcoding)
    Motherboard : ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 - $280
    RAM : 2 x (CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866) - $170
    Graphics Card : ASUS ENGTX590/3DIS/3GD5 GeForce GTX 590 (Fermi) 3072MB 768-bit GDDR5 - $750
    Monitor : SAMSUNG S27A350H ToC Rose Black 27" Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor - $400
    Storage : Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200rpm - $60
    SSD : Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - $400
    Optical Drive : ASUS Black Blu-ray Burner SATA BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS - OEM - $80
    Power Supply : CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX1200 (CMPSU-1200AX) 1200W - $280
    Case : COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case - $180
    Keyboard and Mouse - $50

    Total : $2865 after rebates

    Did I miss anything?

    This should blow any game out and throw 'em outta the window and everyone will just keep looking at it. :P
  11. Nice but id want to spend a little more than $50 on Keyboard and Mouse with that monster of a build :) Can't be using a roller-ball mouse with a 590! HAHA!
  12. Actually, you can get a quite good keyboard and mouse for under $50. Don't let the price fool you.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823109078
  13. Well i was joking :P i know there's some great value products out there, Logitech being my favourite.

    Be nice to have some Razer products or something a little more interesting though when displaying such a nice budget :)
  14. AdrianPerry said:
    Nice but id want to spend a little more than $50 on Keyboard and Mouse with that monster of a build :) Can't be using a roller-ball mouse with a 590! HAHA!


    Here in India, the prices of keyboard and mouse are too low.

    I got a decent Keyboard for 6$ and an optical mouse for 3$. :P I game with those. No problems yet.
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