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Gaming rig good enough for battlfield 3/skyrim @ 1080p maxed out??

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November 23, 2011 10:21:58 PM

ive been doing a lot of research and creating a lot of posts asking them same question because i keep changing my rig to work better preformance with a budget... I want to be able to play games like skyrim and battlfield 3 on 1920x1080pon high-max settings, heres my rig, will it be able to handle it?

Processor:AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
($124)
Motherboard:ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Professional AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
($170)
Graphics CardIAMOND 6870PE51GB Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
($175)
RAM:CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
($45)
POWER:hec XP1080 800W Continuous @ 40°C ATX12V / EPS12V CrossFire & SLI NVIDIA HYBRID-SLI Certified Modular Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
($100)

TOTAL:$614

ANY SUGGESTIONS?

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a c 174 U Graphics card
November 23, 2011 11:48:55 PM

go with an intel i3 2xxx processor and asrock extreme 3 gen3 z68 motherboard, much better for those titles. with what you save on the cost of the motherboard you could put in an even better i5 2xxx cpu. the motherboard i suggested still supports sli/crossfire and overclocking and PCIE3.
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November 23, 2011 11:58:26 PM

What is your max budget
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a b U Graphics card
November 24, 2011 12:09:05 AM

4 Gigs, get i3, get a quality PSU, you'll need at least an OC 6950 to max out bf3 on 1080p
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a b U Graphics card
November 24, 2011 12:10:24 AM

Hmm, tough one when you look at those games, because they are what can be considered opposites.

BF3 - light on the CPU, extremely heavy on the graphics.
Skyrim - light on graphics, extremely heavy on CPU power.

I'd suggest something like the $800 build in my sig atleast. Core i5 2500k + HD6950. Skyrim could be maxxed out, and BF3 ultra with no AA.

If it's over your budget, you can save around ~$70 by replacing the mobo+CPU with a Core i5 2400 + Asrock H61.
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November 24, 2011 12:50:48 AM

id prefeerr to stay in the around 700 range but it can very, ide like to spend as least as possible but i do know that when it comes to computer builds thats hard
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November 24, 2011 12:57:09 AM

would only 4 gigs of ram and and i3 really be able to support?

And with my previous build that i implied as the question what do you think would be the best quality that i could get out of that?
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November 24, 2011 1:07:22 AM

Zero_ but your also including the price of windows the dvd drive and case which i already have... so those are discluded from my budget
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November 24, 2011 1:17:02 AM

Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard ($125)

GPU: ( 2x ) SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity ($290)

PSU: CORSAIR Gaming Series GS800 800W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply ($130)

CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32100 ($110)

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL ($30)


TOTAL:$685

Would this be able to handle it better?
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a c 291 U Graphics card
November 24, 2011 2:37:50 AM

6850 is NOT going to play battlefield 3 maxed out.
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a b U Graphics card
November 24, 2011 3:28:16 AM

Sunius said:
6850 is NOT going to play battlefield 3 maxed out.

he is using 2x FYI.

Going CF with cheap cards is usually not recommended because issues such as microstutter. Usually you look to go CF with HD6950's and above. Anything below, stick to single card solutions.
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November 24, 2011 3:41:55 AM

Battlefield you really want 6950+, skyrim only uses 2 cores anyways so the i3-2xxx isn't a bad idea, i believe in lightly threaded apps it performs similarly to i5 but i might be wrong. Micro-stuttering doesn't affect everyone though, got a mate using 2x6850 for battlefield on ultra and it runs very smoothly on his rig. 4gb 1600 ram is perfect cost/performance for gaming rigs atm. personally i'd try for i5-2xxx and 6950 if budget allowed.
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November 24, 2011 3:45:10 AM

Your HD 6870 will not provide enough power to maxx out Battlefield 3.A combination of i3-2xxx or i5 2500k with HD 6950 will give you enough power to maxx out those games....
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November 24, 2011 6:07:02 AM

so an i3 2100 with a hd 6870 would work?
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November 24, 2011 6:15:29 AM

The Halo Don said:
Here's how BF3 performs with my 6870 and Phenom II X4 on Ultra:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qI4OvHzlga4&feature=chan...

But I play with everything on High, 1920x1080, no AA and get 60+ FPS.


does that mea the setup i chose could work? because it seemed to be doing fine with yours?
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November 24, 2011 4:49:13 PM

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