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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.
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February 15, 2012 7:28:40 PM

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February 15, 2012 7:54:41 PM

Good luck trying to max out BF3. with a single 570. I have 2 5870's and Ultra @1080p 64 player maps drops my fps into the 30's

Edit: When there is lots of actions and/or smoke. I can maintain 50+ usually away from the action
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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 :) 
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a b 4 Gaming
February 15, 2012 8:05:19 PM

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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 ?
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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?
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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
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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
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March 6, 2012 4:22:43 AM

Best answer selected by aRodr1guez.
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