Building a new rig for BF3, HELP?!

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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  1. $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=N82E16814130593

    $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=N82E16820226099

    $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=N82E16813157271

    $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=N82E16819115072

    Subtotal: $737.96


    for extra money you should go from 570 to 7950
  2. Awesome, thanks for the input.
  3. If you want less power consumption and the same performance as the 570, get the Radeon 6970.
  4. +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.
  5. 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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