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Build for Battlefield 3 at High Settings $1000. Rate and Suggest

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December 8, 2011 5:28:18 AM

I wanted to build a pc to run Battlefield at least at High Settings. I got a couple components on Black Friday and would like to finish this build by Christmas. Please rate and suggest what components you would recommend.

Approximate Purchase Date:By Christmas

Budget Range: $1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, HD Movies, listening to music and lots of web browsing

Parts Not Required: OS, Monitor Asus 24 LCD 1920x1080, keyboard, mouse, Case (Corsair 400R), Optical (Asus DVD Burner, Ram (Corsair 8GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ), HDD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Amazon, Microcenter, and NCIX US

Country:US Cali

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: Yes would like to learn how

SLI or Crossfire: Yes, later down the road

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Live about a half hour from a Microcenter. Will be buying the I5 2500k with a Z68 mobo $50 off

Spent about $170 from my budget for the case, HDD, optical drive and RAM on Black Friday.

Here is what i'm thinking about purchasing.
CPU and MOBO: I5 2500k http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...
MOBO: Gigabyte z68 x-ud3h-b3 http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... $50 off
$179.99 for the CPU and $109.99 for the MOBO.

GPU: XFX 6970 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$319.99 after rebate

PSU: OCZ 850 Watt Gold http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$139.99 after rebate

Heat Sink: Hyper 212 Evo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$33.99

Build comes out to $953.95
What do you guys think?Suggestions and comment greatly appreciated
December 8, 2011 6:04:26 AM

I agree, the power supply is the only thing I would change. I happen to have the exact one the previous poster linked =P
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December 8, 2011 6:16:33 AM

I take it OCZ is not a great PSU brand even though it 80 Plus GOLD? Will swap it out for the Corsair. Thanks for the recommendations.
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December 8, 2011 7:48:17 AM

Yep pretty much got a solid build already change the PSU like others said
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December 8, 2011 1:54:00 PM

Before I hit the buy button this afternoon does a Gtx 570 do better than the Radeon 6970 at running Battlefield 3?
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December 8, 2011 4:24:19 PM

Thanks Nekko about the GPU information. Gonna head out to Microcenter to buy the CPU and Motherboard. Will hold off on the online buys and do some research on Gtx 570's.
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December 8, 2011 5:05:21 PM

No problem. Seriously tho man you do not need 850 watts for that build. 650 would be fine or get the 750 watt one.
Unless you are going to SLI etc etc. You will be fine. Even the 750 would be fine for 2 570's.
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December 8, 2011 9:33:28 PM

Alright I have bought and ordered everything except for the GPU. So far its even 1 for nvidia 1 for Ati. Both are in same price range and was wondering what the rest of the Pc community thinks about these 2 GPUs
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December 9, 2011 1:15:31 AM

Dual 6850
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December 15, 2011 11:26:20 PM

Best answer selected by deenoxl.
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