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Will this system be able to run battlefield 3 on highest settings

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September 12, 2011 9:50:50 AM

Processor: Intel Core i7 2600k- 3.40 Ghz, 8mb cache
Motherboard: ECS H67H2-M3- Sata 3 and USB 3
Graphic card: MSI gtx 570 twin frozr iii
Hard Drive: Seagate 1TB- Sata 3
RAM: 8gb (4x2) Kingston dual channel- DDR3
DVD/CD burner: Samsung SH-223: 22x dual layer Sata
Case: C100B- 750 watts PSU built in

Here's the link for it: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NEW-INTEL-Core-i7-2600-3-40G...

I intend on playing bf3 on a 1280x1080 resolution monitor.
September 12, 2011 9:53:01 AM

Overkill. For the processor get the 2500k instead. The 2600k doesn't offer much benefits over the 2500k. If you are not going to OC stick to the non-K processors.
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September 12, 2011 10:18:18 AM

It's a very good build...for the recycle bin!

ECS motherboard?Low quality case and psu? Unlocked CPU with H67 motherboard? Seriously don't even look at it...fill the form give us your budget and we can build a way better system!
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September 12, 2011 10:28:53 AM

Yeah that build is a bit of a mess. In terms of GPU and CPU however, yes it should be able to max BF3. Not sure what kind of FPS you can expect, probably around 25-35 but since the game isn't released or system requirements known, its really impossible to answer.

Link here to build advice template: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/261222-13-build-adv...
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September 12, 2011 10:46:49 AM

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Bullshit. Battlefield games have always required a beefy cpu, and BC2 is one of the few games that can scale to 8 threads or more, which means it's reasonable to expect similar in future battlefield titles.

Will everybody calm the f--- down with jumping on anybody's throat that wants to get a 2600K? Yes, I know your i5 is awesome, but some people want an i7. So chill.


Suggesting a processor that could potentially save someone a good amount of money (which could usually be better spent on getting a better GPU) is hardly bad advice. The i7 does perform at a few FPS higher, but often not enough to warrant spending the premium on it. The buyer can obviously evaluate their budget and their needs from the build and then make an informed decision about which CPU to buy. Also. CHILLOUT.
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September 12, 2011 10:54:03 AM

I'm not sure if anyone looked at the link, but it's not a system being built, but a system being purchased. To the OP : It's common practice for businesses that sell computers to use cheap cases, PSU's, and motherboards in their builds.....mostly because they know most people will only consider the 'ole trinity ( cpu, ram, video card ) when making the purchase. It's also where they increase the amount of money they make off each system. As to your question, it has a good cpu, decent amount of ram, and the msi 570 is a darned nice video card. So it should play BF3 decently for the price. Since it's a purchased system, what's key here is their warranty. If they have a good warranty, then having the poor case/powersupply/mobo may not be an issue, since they will be responsible for the system failures if the warranty is good. So, if you are comfortable that they will take care of you warranty wise, then yes, it'll play BF3. Just be warned that power supply and motherboard are cheap parts they are saving money on, and could be a problem in the future.
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September 12, 2011 11:10:06 AM

Well i can customize the mother board and the psu so will a Gigabyte Z68-B3 motherboard be good? And i'll try to ask the seller for a better psu. Any suggestions for a good PSU?
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September 12, 2011 11:13:15 AM

thrakazog said:
I'm not sure if anyone looked at the link, but it's not a system being built, but a system being purchased. To the OP : It's common practice for businesses that sell computers to use cheap cases, PSU's, and motherboards in their builds.....mostly because they know most people will only consider the 'ole trinity ( cpu, ram, video card ) when making the purchase. It's also where they increase the amount of money they make off each system. As to your question, it has a good cpu, decent amount of ram, and the msi 570 is a darned nice video card. So it should play BF3 decently for the price. Since it's a purchased system, what's key here is their warranty. If they have a good warranty, then having the poor case/powersupply/mobo may not be an issue, since they will be responsible for the system failures if the warranty is good. So, if you are comfortable that they will take care of you warranty wise, then yes, it'll play BF3. Just be warned that power supply and motherboard are cheap parts they are saving money on, and could be a problem in the future.


There is a 2 year return to base warranty for the cmputer.
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September 12, 2011 11:14:40 AM

I'll also try to get a better case, any suggestions?
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September 12, 2011 11:31:13 AM

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Sorry if I'm getting a little frustrated, but it's like an echo chamber in here sometimes. Different people have different needs and budgets, and it's my hope Tom's stays a resource where geeks can advise you on what is good for YOU, not have canned responses every time someone wants and i7, or 580, or ssd. I mean hell, there's threads in here where the op clearly states he is spending 6 grand of someone else's money and he wants to spend it all, only to have trolls show up in the thread and criticise going with an ssd.


True, true :) 
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September 12, 2011 11:39:20 AM

kanoku said:
I'll also try to get a better case, any suggestions?

its not the case, although it could be better, its mainly the PSU. it is the heart of your PC, without it, everything else dies. The only good case/psu combo is one by Antec, no other company has one with a good PSU that im aware of. PSU's that are good for high end builds like this: Antec, Corsair, seasonic, XFX, OCS, PC power and cooling, Thermaltake (only the toughpower series). They are all proven brands that will produce their rated output continuously at realistic temps.
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September 12, 2011 11:56:24 AM

Why has no one mentioned that he plans on playing on a 1280x1080 resolution monitor, his system is total overkill for that
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September 12, 2011 12:00:51 PM

johnners2981 said:
Why has no one mentioned that he plans on playing on a 1280x1080 resolution monitor, his system is total overkill for that


Well if it's over kill, what do you suggest I get instead.
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September 12, 2011 12:11:00 PM

johnners2981 said:
Why has no one mentioned that he plans on playing on a 1280x1080 resolution monitor, his system is total overkill for that


Because its cheaper to upgrade your monitor and would be easier than buying a cheaper card, then finding you need to upgrade it again if you ever play at a higher resolution.

Based on the first build you posted, i'm presuming your on a fairly high budget. You could afford to build a decent i5-2500k with a nice new 1080p monitor for the same price you planned to spend on that pre-built system :) 
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September 12, 2011 12:20:41 PM

kanoku said:
Well if it's over kill, what do you suggest I get instead.


What I meant was that if you're looking at getting a build like that you should also get a 1080p monitor it'll be a huge improvement on your current monitor
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September 12, 2011 12:44:09 PM

If the OP really doesn't plan on buying a new monitor, something cheaper like a 6870 would probably be a good buy. Otherwise stick with something like GTX 560Ti or 6950 and upwards, and grab yourself a new monitor.
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September 13, 2011 7:01:48 AM

Here is an updated version:
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.ph [...] s_id=18210 $122.00
ASRock Z68M USB3 Motherboard

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.ph [...] s_id=16531 $219.00
Intel Core i5 2500K

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.ph [...] s_id=13931 $65.00
G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.ph [...] s_id=12711 $55.00
Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB HD103SJ

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.ph [...] s_id=17957 $25.00
ASUS DRW-24B3ST 24X DVDRW Drive

MSI gtx 570 twin frozr iii
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $399

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.ph [...] s_id=15349 $99.00
Silverstone Strider Plus 600W ST60F-P

Total: $1043

So will this system be able to max out or very close to maxing out battlefield 3
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September 13, 2011 7:37:04 AM

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At 1080p, yes it will. It will do that for every game out right now, except for Metro which nobody gives a *** about anyway.

Yeah it seems the sole purpose of that game is benchmarking minimum fps.
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