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My first build how does this hold up for BF3?

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September 29, 2011 3:31:50 AM

I've already purchased these parts. How, in your opinion, does it hold up for BF3? Note: My plan is to run BF3 in 1920X1080 with max details.

CPU
Intel I5 2500K $180

Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 $120
(Awesome combo deal for both from Microcenter)

CD/DVD
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM $19

Case
Rosewill FUTURE Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case,come with Four Fans-2x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan,1x Top 120mm Fan,1x Rear $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU
P262-6954 ::p owerColor AX6950 2GBD5-2DH Radeon HD 6950 Video Card - 2GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.1 (x16), Dual-DVI, HDMI, 2x Mini DisplayPort, DirectX 11, Dual-Slot, Eyefinity, CrossFireX Ready(3 lbs) $250
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Power Supply Unit
Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL $35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM $80

Asus VH238H Black 23" Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor w/Speakers $170
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total (including tax and shipping before rebates) $1049.50 With rebates (-$40) it's $1009.50.

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September 29, 2011 3:35:34 AM

It will do ok, but you need two in crossfire and a SSD instead of a spinner.
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September 29, 2011 3:36:04 AM

Should be good! I like everything but you should not have cheaped out on the PSU, I would of suggested a 700W one, other wise all in all its good.
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September 29, 2011 3:37:42 AM

x Heavy said:
It will do ok, but you need two in crossfire and a SSD instead of a spinner.


No, one 6950 will be fine for one monitor, and a SSD would have been nice but not really needed for more FPS.
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September 29, 2011 3:39:05 AM

You should go for a 1gb 6950 over the 2gb and get a better PSU
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September 29, 2011 3:41:26 AM

shaqxolotl said:
Should be good! I like everything but you should not have cheaped out on the PSU, I would of suggested a 700W one, other wise all in all its good.

Is there that big of a difference between 650W and 700W? From what I understand the brand is very reliable.
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September 29, 2011 3:41:47 AM

i agree with a better psu, but if you can avoid it try to keep the 2gb card
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September 29, 2011 3:43:30 AM

antec 650 is fine. A large percentage here overestimate power usage needed by a factor of 2
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September 29, 2011 3:47:14 AM

Just keep everything the way it is, its a fine computer, it will run BF3 on high settings with at least 60FPS+

Enjoy it while you have it!
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September 29, 2011 3:47:49 AM

650w is enough to power 2x 6950 with headroom (no OC).
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September 29, 2011 4:24:49 AM

Sorry guys I'm a total noob at this. Is the 650W not enough? I've read VERY good reviews on the antec earthwatts. I really doubt I'd try x-fire (again, I'm a noob) since the single 6950 seems like it'd be enough for the majority of games for a long time (once again I'm only planning on playing BF3). I would be interested in overclocking, however.
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September 29, 2011 6:33:19 AM

Yes, 650w is adequate for the 6950 and some overclocking, this system should last you a while
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