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January 27, 2012 3:20:45 AM

I apologize, but I'm not the best with PC's.

Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ;Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $50

Power Supply:
Thermaltake 750W Modular 80+ Bronze PSU $90

ECS H61H2-M2(1.0) LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard $60

Intel Core i5-2500K Processor $230

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory (With free 4GB SDHC card) $40 [...] 6820231426

Video Card:
EVGA 01G-P3-1561-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $230

Storage (HDD):
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive $90

Optical Drive:
Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98 - Retail (Black) $26

HANNspree By Hanns-G HF225DPB Black 21.5" 5ms Full HD WideScreen LCD Monitor w/Speakers 250 cd/m2 X-Contrast 30,000:1 (1000:1) $120

Keyboard & Mouse:
Logitech Wireless Combo MK260 with Keyboard and Mouse $28.50

Battlefield 3: $60
Back to Karkand: $15
Windows 7 Home-Premium 64-bit: $100
Speakers: $15
Subtotal: $1150.00

Also, based on that^^ can someone please tell me what settings I can play Battlefield 3 on in a 64-player map with a 1920x1080 resolution? I’m not shooting for Ultra, more like medium or high but please guys, I’m new to this and I want to know if these items are compatible or not and how I’d play on Battlefield 3. Thanks!!! :-P

Another thing, do you guys recommend anything? Such as different parts or anything? I will be doing homework, watching YouTube videos, researching, playing Battlefield, Minecraft, and maybe some open beta's if I can find any. Thank you :) !

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January 27, 2012 12:44:26 PM

Not horrible. The PSU is OK, MB is ho hum, HD is less than desired.... You also have an unlocked CPU on a MB that wouldn't allow overclocking. The system below is ready to be overclocked and will handle a second GPU if needed down the road.

MB - ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 - $122
CPU - i5-2500k - $230
CPU Cooler - Hyper 212 EVO - $35
GPU - XFX HD 6950 - $210 after MIR
MEM - Corsair XMS3 8GB DDR3-1600 CL9 - $50
HD - Seagate 1TB - $135
OPTICAL - 22x DVD Burner is free with the Seagate HD.
PSU - XFX PRO850W - $90 after MIR
CASE - COOLER MASTER HAF 912 - $50 after MIR
OS - Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - $100
MONITOR - Acer 24" - $180


A good idea...
CASE FANS - Cooler Master 120mm 4-pack - $19
FAN CONTROLLER - Scythe 4-channel - $20

Optional Second CPU Fan for the Hyper 212 Evo
CPU Cooler 2nd Fan (optional) - Cooler Master 120mm - $35
PWM Y Cable - GELID PWM Y Cable - $7