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May 1, 2012 9:05:42 PM

this is what i got so far.

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0

ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard


Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core ...

EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

Seagate SV35 Series ST3500411SV 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -

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

ASUS VS248H-P Black 24" HDMI LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor


i think this should play battlefield 3 in ultra settings ??? at Resolution
1920 x 1080

. what do you guys think and would there be a way the get the same out of a little less money lol as this runs at 1,400 doller without OS.
about OS now. i want play also Battlefiled 1942. i always hear about xp mode wich is not included in home premium , do i really need it ? thanks in advance for advice and comments
May 1, 2012 9:46:54 PM

If you don't have OS then you might as well go with Windows 7 because of DirectX.
About reducing costs you could get a Z68 motherboard instead of that one.Or maybe even a P67.
You could also use RAM sticks from another brand
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May 1, 2012 10:07:45 PM

guess i was not clear. sorry. yes sure i will get windows 7. my question about OS is if i need the xp mode that comes with windows 7 pro or ultimate to run old games or will home premium do. . home premium does not come with xp mode. at least as far as i know
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May 1, 2012 10:18:29 PM

I personally would only get pro 64 bit for a gaming system.

I dont really count cases and monitors as part of a build since you usually have these already so $1100 isnt too bad for what your getting.

On the haf932, contact asus and see how much current their motherbd fan headers support. You might not be able to run the case fans off the motherbd.

Add in a CM Hyper 212+ or Evo to your build along with another 120mm cpu fan and run in a push-pull config. The last thing you want with a nice quiet case like the 932 is a stock fan buzzing away at full speed.
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May 1, 2012 10:37:45 PM

i got out of gaming over 8 years ago. but since battlefiled 3 came out and i did see all the videos and talked to alot bf3 players i just need get into it again lol. just started play 1942 couple months back again. and want stay with it. love the server im playing on and the game play. well windows 7 pro it is then.

memory. is cheap. so i not think it matter the brand. as long its a good one.
about case. i think about the future. i will contact asus about it. would you recommend any other full tower case ??

now the GPU. gtx570 for bf3 or would a gtx560 ti enough . ?

i did check on the CM Hyper 212+ or Evo. since its only a 5 dollar difference i will go with the EVO.
thanks for the advice.
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May 1, 2012 10:52:16 PM

calvinc77 said:
this is what i got so far.

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0

ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard


Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core ...

EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

Seagate SV35 Series ST3500411SV 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -

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

ASUS VS248H-P Black 24" HDMI LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor


i think this should play battlefield 3 in ultra settings ??? at Resolution
1920 x 1080

. what do you guys think and would there be a way the get the same out of a little less money lol as this runs at 1,400 doller without OS.
about OS now. i want play also Battlefiled 1942. i always hear about xp mode wich is not included in home premium , do i really need it ? thanks in advance for advice and comments



You have a fine build. If you want to save money there are some fine z68 boards you can consider. You can also drop down to a HAF 912 case. A gtx 480 is about the same as the gtx 570 for about 209.00. It is a fine card and would fit in what you have listed. A cpu cooler like that CM 212 is nice but not needed until you OC the i5.

The thing about UTRA in BF3 is maxx AA. If you turn it on you need the gpu ram that a 570/480 card has. Otherwise, you have to keep it off or run with the FXAA driver.
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May 1, 2012 11:25:41 PM

OC would not be needed in the near future i believe. about the GTX480 i fund this one at neweeg

EVGA 015-P3-1480-KR GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

250 dollar

EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

300 dollar

i did try to find benchmark results fot the gtx480 in battlefield 3. but did not get lucky yet. well its only a few min. but i will check it out. thanks


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May 2, 2012 12:20:47 AM

Hi :) 

Neither of those cards is going to give you Ultra.....they are just too cheap...

All the best Brett :) 
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May 2, 2012 1:39:02 AM

Hi :) 

Ask Casual if you dont believe me....hes our resident expert on BF3 :) 

All the best Brett :) 
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May 2, 2012 2:07:02 AM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

Neither of those cards is going to give you Ultra.....they are just too cheap...

All the best Brett :) 



how old are you ? they just to cheap ? lol. im sure they do just fine. and if 300 dollar is to cheap for a GPU to play games in ultra settings (or most settings in ultra) then then you should rethink your priorities is life.
thats my opinion on that. all this is already more then a wanted to spend. . if it be any more id get a play station . so 1300 to 1400 dollars is more then enough for gaming
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May 2, 2012 3:18:25 AM

Ultra + maxx AA vs Ultra + mid AA vs FXAA vs FXAA + mix with AA.

The 570 is a good card, but at a 64 player out door map, if you are scraping by 30 fps you will want to play with the AA settings.

IMO the 3-4 frames a 480 is behind a 570 don't justify the 50-100 dollar jump. The 570 is not the wrong call...just one I call to close for such a price jump. A 480 can OC to close the gap btw.

All in all, you have a fine build. Let us know how it works out.
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May 2, 2012 3:28:09 AM

How about a radeon 7870?
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May 2, 2012 4:53:37 AM

amuffin said:
How about a radeon 7870?



i never bin a fan of ATI or now AMD. the 7870 is 50 dollars more. and in battlefield 3 benchmarks right in between the gtx570 and 580.
so i stay with the 570 for now
thanks


but i am open for any ideas and advice on my whole setup. not only GPU. i want get the most and best for the money i spend.
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May 2, 2012 5:44:02 AM

I will go against the grain here. You do not want the AMD gpus, fine. Are you aversed to AMD cpus too? The AMD PHII 965 X4 @ 3.8Ghz(OC), stock voltage will match the performance of the 2500K. All this while saving you $$s to upto 100. :)  Maybe then the 7870 is not a bad call then. So, the 965 sells for 125$, the AM3 mobos are dirt cheap too. Not to mention the kickass power saving from the 7800 series graphic cards. I know the 2500k is still the better CPU, & in 64 player multiplayer maps you will see a drop in FPS, but truth be told, you will have much better FPS count on a 965+7870 combo rather than the 2500K+gtx 570 combo. GL!!! :) 



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May 2, 2012 9:58:37 AM

wrazor said:
I will go against the grain here. You do not want the AMD gpus, fine. Are you aversed to AMD cpus too? The AMD PHII 965 X4 @ 3.8Ghz(OC), stock voltage will match the performance of the 2500K. All this while saving you $$s to upto 100. :)  Maybe then the 7870 is not a bad call then. So, the 965 sells for 125$, the AM3 mobos are dirt cheap too. Not to mention the kickass power saving from the 7800 series graphic cards. I know the 2500k is still the better CPU, & in 64 player multiplayer maps you will see a drop in FPS, but truth be told, you will have much better FPS count on a 965+7870 combo rather than the 2500K+gtx 570 combo. GL!!! :) 

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i would like to stay with intel . but i will take a look at it. i have to wait till next week to order. till then everything is still open and i take any advice and look it up to make up my mind

thanks
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May 2, 2012 6:08:02 PM

calvinc77 said:
how old are you ? they just to cheap ? lol. im sure they do just fine. and if 300 dollar is to cheap for a GPU to play games in ultra settings (or most settings in ultra) then then you should rethink your priorities is life.
thats my opinion on that. all this is already more then a wanted to spend. . if it be any more id get a play station . so 1300 to 1400 dollars is more then enough for gaming



Hi :) 

I am ancient...and a gamer....the cards I run at the moment cost me over £1000 for the 2 in crossfire...

As I said..its a CHEAP card.....and I know that because I sell them in my Computer shops...

All the best Brett :) 
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May 2, 2012 6:39:22 PM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

I am ancient...and a gamer....the cards I run at the moment cost me over £1000 for the 2 in crossfire...

As I said..its a CHEAP card.....and I know that because I sell them in my Computer shops...

All the best Brett :) 



well im happy for you. and i will keep my opinion for that to my self. as i only look for advice and help here and not for your kids dream come true
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May 2, 2012 7:33:21 PM

calvinc77 said:
well im happy for you. and i will keep my opinion for that to my self. as i only look for advice and help here and not for your kids dream come true



Hi :) 

I suspect that was a badly designed grammatical insult but no matter...

The point I was making is that a many here know I own Computer and laptop Companies in the UK....

When I say a card is cheap....its because we sell ALL Graphics cards from cheap to drastically expensive....

It wasnt even a matter of opinion, it was a FACT....

By the way , I am 59 (kids dreams would be nice lol)

All the best Brett :) 
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May 2, 2012 7:36:48 PM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

I suspect that was a badly designed grammatical insult but no matter...

The point I was making is that a many here know I own Computer and laptop Companies in the UK....

When I say a card is cheap....its because we sell ALL Graphics cards from cheap to drastically expensive....

It wasnt even a matter of opinion, it was a FACT....

By the way , I am 59 (kids dreams would be nice lol)

All the best Brett :) 

Brett, no need to advertise your computer shop...just provide helpful info to OP. :wahoo: 
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May 2, 2012 7:44:52 PM

amuffin said:
Brett, no need to advertise your computer shop...just provide helpful info to OP. :wahoo: 


thanks
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May 2, 2012 7:54:07 PM

amuffin said:
Brett, no need to advertise your computer shop...just provide helpful info to OP. :wahoo: 



Hi :) 

As you well know...i NEVER advertise or even name my businesses on here.....its bad form...

All the best Brett :) 
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May 2, 2012 8:14:54 PM

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That is recorded with single GPU.
The vid was done for a different thread.



this is exactly what i am looking for.

thanks.

i will compare the 480 with the 570 and be back in a couple hours.
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May 2, 2012 10:04:20 PM

i did check and i believe i be better of with the gtx570.
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May 2, 2012 10:20:25 PM

i hope im doing the right choice lol.

i changed the case to this one.

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced Blue Edition RC-932-KKN3-GP ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and ...

Front Ports

Front Ports
USB3.0 x 4 / USB2.0 x 2 / Audio / IEEE 1394 x 1/ e-SATA x 1

Cooling System

80mm Fans
No

140mm Fans
1 x 140mm rear Blue LED with on/off switch fan

230mm Fans
1 x 230mm front Blue LED with on/off switch fan
1 x 230mm top Blue LED with on/off switch fan
1 x 230mm side Blue LED with on/off switch fan

and the MO to this one

ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

CPU will be no changes.

PSU will depend on deals the day i order. memory same thing.

with the HDD i did not make up my mind yet. it will be a small one. 250 to 500 gb
external 1tb later sometime
and a ssd will also fellow later
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May 3, 2012 12:00:25 AM

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You seem to be set mate.
Go ahead with your plans ;) 


thanks for the help.

thanks to all for the help
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May 5, 2012 9:25:21 PM

im back.

i was not happy with the benchmarks and the gtx570 that i posted.

so i changed it to this one

EVGA 025-P3-1579-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) HD 2560MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


or should i SLI this 2 cards

EVGA 01G-P3-1460-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

it is more then i did want to spend. but i would not be happy if i go with less lol.

the gtx560 are none ti
as the ti be to much.

i will order parts between monday and wednesday . and hope to be up and running next weekend.
what software should i use to get the exact fps in bf3 ?

i will post my final build plus fps and the settings i use it in. hope i can help others that planing a similar build
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December 25, 2012 5:52:14 PM

i did build a gaming Pc back in may. i did end up getting a bundle . did pay less and got more. lol build date was MAY 12 . 2012. better post late then never. its in my profile. but now i need change my cooler. not sure what to get yet since i did stay with stock cooler the whole time
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