Solved Looking to build a gaming rig on a budget Tags: Build Gaming Battlefield Systems Last response: March 6, 2012 4:22 AM in Systems Share aRodr1guez February 15, 2012 6:46:49 PM So basically I'm looking into building a gaming rig with a budget of $1200 ... any suggestions would be great. Also It'll mainly be used for BF3 (max out settings) and some programming. I'm in the USA Online sites for parts I usually do my shopping at Newegg/Tiger Direct. Any other site suggestions are fine. I don't need a monitor or speakers. I plan to play BF3 on 1080p I forgot to mention. Thanks. More about : build gaming rig budget AntiZig a b 4 Gaming February 15, 2012 7:00:56 PM I would suggest this: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fx-overclock-crossf... m 0 l aRodr1guez February 15, 2012 7:16:34 PM Quote:I would suggest this: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fx-overclock-crossf... Thanks AntiZig but I knew I should of mentioned I'd prefer an Intel CPU and Nvidia GPU. 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I can maintain 50+ usually away from the action m 0 l Brett928S2 February 15, 2012 8:02:32 PM Hi As said above (good advice) you are NOT going to max bf3 with a single card, unless you wait for the 7990....which I seem to remember will cost around $900 (on its own) All the best Brett m 0 l Uther39 a b 4 Gaming February 15, 2012 8:05:19 PM Quote:Hi As said above (good advice) you are NOT going to max bf3 with a single card, unless you wait for the 7990....which I seem to remember will cost around $900 (on its own) All the best Brett Strange i have a Single GTX580 running a RES of 2560 x 1440, and my 64 player maps never drop below 40fps with everything set to max ? m 0 l aRodr1guez February 15, 2012 10:04:09 PM I'm willing to spend more as long as i can max the game out. What do you guys recommend? m 0 l Uther39 a b 4 Gaming February 15, 2012 10:08:27 PM if you go with my system but buy a gtx580 or the ati 7970 that will max out bf3 easily at 1080p m 0 l Mousemonkey a b 4 Gaming February 15, 2012 10:10:42 PM This topic has been moved from the section Video Games to section Systems by Mousemonkey m 0 l aRodr1guez March 6, 2012 4:22:43 AM Best answer selected by aRodr1guez. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Looking for guidelines on building a budget($400-$600) gaming rig Forum SolvedLooking to upgrade my gaming rig, what should i go for? $250 budget (CPU, RAM, Graphics Card, Hard Drive...) Forum SolvedLooking for a gaming rig with a tight budget... Forum SolvedLooking to assemble a gaming rig, 500ish budget. Forum SolvedI'm looking for the best low budget gaming rig setup Forum Solvedlooking for high budget gaming rig (200000) Forum SolvedLooking to build a low budget working rig for friend, is it work? 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