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Building a new rig for BF3, HELP?!

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February 21, 2012 2:13:17 PM

I've been playing BF3 on 360 for some time now(11th colonel), but I'm starting to feel the limitations of the platform. Long story short I want to build a new rig to play it on PC. I currently have a gaming rig, but it's a few years old now and showing it's age(4670 gpu, intel Q660, etc...)

I plan to keep what I can use for the new build and update from there. Here are the parts I have that I plan to use towards the new build:
-1 samsung 7200rpm 1tb hdd/another equal seagate hdd
-antec 900 case
-antec 850w modular psu
-samsung dvd drive

Aside from that I plan to gut the computer and replace everything.


Now, I know there are countless BF3 build threads, but I figured it was worth a new post for my own build since I am not starting from scratch or simply replacing a gpu.

Basically I would like to play the game on ultra, at or close to 60fps, at 1080p on a 40" TV, and spend as little as possible to get to that goal. I was thinking around $750 max and I would prefer to use an intel CPU. I have a basic idea of what to get, but I would like some input from people who already have the game on pc or have more pc gaming experience in general. Thanks.

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February 21, 2012 3:08:22 PM

$340 EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$46 Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996776
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$122 ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$230 Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Subtotal: $737.96


for extra money you should go from 570 to 7950
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February 21, 2012 9:27:25 PM

Awesome, thanks for the input.
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February 21, 2012 9:37:28 PM

If you want less power consumption and the same performance as the 570, get the Radeon 6970.
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February 21, 2012 10:00:31 PM

+1 on Alvine's build. I would only recommend you spend a little more on a mobo like a gigabyte or ASUS that comes with an ez-button-overclocking utility (unless you're comfortable manually OCing). My ASUS mobo put me at 4.5 in just a few minutes with the push of a button.
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February 21, 2012 10:05:17 PM

it's either getting a gtx 570 or you can buy the rest of those parts and leave the gpu part blank for some more time as nvidia will release kepler sometime in march/april....
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