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Bf3 rig that will run bf3 on ultra around $600

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June 22, 2012 9:26:04 AM

I wish u guys can give me a rig that will run it on ultra thanks guy :pt1cable: 
June 22, 2012 9:35:14 AM

$600 is impossible to play at ultra, the graphics card alone will cost $400.
June 22, 2012 9:46:41 AM

You need at least a HD7850 (~260USD) and a powerful quad- or hexacore CPU (~150-200USD) to run BF3 on ultra @ 1080p WITHOUT AA.
You are probably looking at at least 800USD for a complete "BF3-on-ultra" rig.
If you also want anti-aliasing, then you'll have to spend even more.
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June 22, 2012 9:53:55 AM
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Not doable for $600

This would for $695 if you heavily OC the CPU

G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X4 970 Deneb 3.5GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

BitFenix Merc Beta Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-970A-DS3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 015-P3-1480-KR GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$695

Now that does not include windows so theres more expense if you dont have it already. The GPU is an old model famous for sucking power and running hot but it will do what you want and is the most grunt we can get and still try to fit your budget. You can save cash if you have an old SATA HDD or DVD drive lying around and recycle them.
June 22, 2012 2:29:01 PM

wr6133 said:
Not doable for $600

This would for $695 if you heavily OC the CPU

G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X4 970 Deneb 3.5GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

BitFenix Merc Beta Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-970A-DS3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 015-P3-1480-KR GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$695

Now that does not include windows so theres more expense if you dont have it already. The GPU is an old model famous for sucking power and running hot but it will do what you want and is the most grunt we can get and still try to fit your budget. You can save cash if you have an old SATA HDD or DVD drive lying around and recycle them.

will this be able to max out all my games inckuding bf3
a b à CPUs
June 22, 2012 2:30:25 PM

Isnt this like the 3rd or 4th thread youve started asking basically the same thing in the last week?
a b à CPUs
June 22, 2012 2:31:59 PM

Sure it's possible, but you haven't even told us what resolution your talking about.

If your monitor is 1280x1024, you could do it for about $450.
June 22, 2012 10:44:37 PM

vrumor said:
Isnt this like the 3rd or 4th thread youve started asking basically the same thing in the last week?

Yes this is the last one i will ask cause im buying the rig tomorrow
a c 78 à CPUs
June 22, 2012 11:05:36 PM

paolo220 said:
will this be able to max out all my games inckuding bf3

That'll do it, yes.
a c 448 à CPUs
June 23, 2012 3:49:46 PM

Performance depends on the resolutions you want to play at. The lower you set the resolution the more performance you will get as you increase the graphics quality.
a c 78 à CPUs
June 25, 2012 4:15:26 PM


*Fast talking disclaimer guys you hear on commercials* This average is based on 6 games tested by Don Woligroski, there are in fact 1000s of games on the market, and these findings purely represent a hand selected group of games which are known for being more CPU intensive than others. The fact is the vast majority of the games on the market are not particularly CPU intensive, and the video card is most often the limiting factor. None of these benches include Battlefield 3 in mulitiplayer which is known to require a quad core CPU to play in high resolutions at ultra settings. Prices and participation may vary see your local store for details.
a c 78 à CPUs
June 25, 2012 4:23:59 PM

480s are a hell of a deal right now, I would.
July 5, 2012 9:13:24 AM

Best answer selected by paolo220.
July 5, 2012 2:01:40 PM

the funny thing is no one has really specified what FRAME RATES the OP wants.

Hell some stupid people think 30 fps is more than enough for shooting games, some think 60 is good, some want 120 (obviously the higher the better it is for first person shooters (if u have 120hz monitor)).

If OP wants shitty 30 fps, sure he can do it for 600$. Figure that out first, then figure out his build based on what he wants for frame rates.
a b à CPUs
July 5, 2012 5:14:06 PM

DOnt need to figure out anything this guy posted on 2 different accounts over 2 weeks asking the same questions over and over til someone gave him the answers he wanted. Itll be a shite system, but at least hes done posting.
a b à CPUs
July 5, 2012 5:25:04 PM

Wouldn't touch the 480 myself either but it was the only way to get close to what the OP wanted and near budget.

I think "shite" is a bit strong vrumor it'll get the job done though the GPU will be able to double up as the heating system for his house/shack/cave
a b à CPUs
July 5, 2012 6:07:51 PM

mercer95 said:
$600 is impossible to play at ultra, the graphics card alone will cost $400.


Hold on, there. My stock clocked 560 ti is fine on ultra settings. OP just needs to throw a *little* more money at this build, maybe ~750.
a c 78 à CPUs
July 5, 2012 7:05:29 PM

Quote:
:lol: 

All I can say is, I say hi on facebook like you ask and you sayz nothin back...

a c 78 à CPUs
July 5, 2012 7:31:42 PM

Good, I genuinely am curious about that question I asked you. I've always assumed, from what has been said many times over the months on the forum. I guess now it has to be proven.
a c 78 à CPUs
July 5, 2012 7:37:46 PM

We MUST KNOW BRO!
a b à CPUs
July 5, 2012 8:26:26 PM

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Hold on, there. My stock clocked 560 ti is fine on ultra settings. OP just needs to throw a *little* more money at this build, maybe ~750.


Yeah 560ti stock running BF3 at full ultra.... if you claim any resolution higher than 640X480 show us proof because a 570ti struggles with full ultra at 1080p and 60FPS
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July 5, 2012 8:32:47 PM

expensivecomputer said:
the funny thing is no one has really specified what FRAME RATES the OP wants.

Hell some stupid people think 30 fps is more than enough for shooting games, some think 60 is good, some want 120 (obviously the higher the better it is for first person shooters (if u have 120hz monitor)).

If OP wants shitty 30 fps, sure he can do it for 600$. Figure that out first, then figure out his build based on what he wants for frame rates.

I'm not a stupid person, but I don't have a problem with 30 FPS in a first person shooter.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-a...

Obviously less than 60FPS HAS to be good enough because an i5-2500K overclocked with a $600 video card can't do it either. :o 


Wait?! Did he just say an i5 can't do something? Oh gurl.. no he did-ent!
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July 5, 2012 9:02:33 PM

wr6133 said:
Quote:
Hold on, there. My stock clocked 560 ti is fine on ultra settings. OP just needs to throw a *little* more money at this build, maybe ~750.


Yeah 560ti stock running BF3 at full ultra.... if you claim any resolution higher than 640X480 show us proof because a 570ti struggles with full ultra at 1080p and 60FPS


I'm on 1440 x 900 and it's a FPB model. I'm just saying you don't need to spend $400 to get decent framerates.
a c 78 à CPUs
July 5, 2012 9:15:51 PM

Depends on what you call "decent" I suppose. Until someone can prove to me that 120FPS and 60FPS have a noticeable difference that isn't a placebo-effect, I'm not impressed. I'll contend that maybe 30 FPS and 60FPS will matter to some people, but all I can say to that is when we watch a movie on the big screen in a theater, we're watching it at 24FPS. And yes, I understand that a video game is more interactive, so 24FPS may not be enough.
July 6, 2012 2:39:48 AM

nekulturny said:
Depends on what you call "decent" I suppose. Until someone can prove to me that 120FPS and 60FPS have a noticeable difference that isn't a placebo-effect, I'm not impressed. I'll contend that maybe 30 FPS and 60FPS will matter to some people, but all I can say to that is when we watch a movie on the big screen in a theater, we're watching it at 24FPS. And yes, I understand that a video game is more interactive, so 24FPS may not be enough.



Lol more like, prove it to yourself. Buy a 120hz monitor and get a capable setup of sustaining 100-120 fps, Then go play on that for 10 minutes, then change the hz to 60, and tell me (in a first person shooter/racing game [fast paced].. not starcraft or something like that) if u DONT notice a difference. (OR u can even go to dicksmith or something and see the monitors/tvs at 60hz vs 200hz).

If u honestly DONT see a single difference LOL then good for you.
a c 78 à CPUs
July 6, 2012 2:51:03 AM

I don't have 400 dollars for a computer monitor, if you're volunteering however, I accept Paypal donations. But you voicing an opinion does not make your opinion more valid than mine. Either way its completely irrelevant to the purpose of this thread, because a $600 dollar budget is very tight for a gaming machine, and under the circumstances, the budget was utilized quite well, so I'm at a loss as to what you're reasoning was for posting in the thread to begin with.

As far as differences with television, is the difference caused by the FPS rates or the resolution? I have to wonder if you're confusing the two.
July 6, 2012 6:58:14 AM

The difference is by the resolution (but pretty much its 1080p standard), so the next variable which is an important one is Refresh rate :)  120hz vs 60hz [not 720p vs 1080p etc] Thanks.

Like i said, go to store and have a look. If you can't tell the difference between them two, good for you. No need to bring FPS into it :)  look at refresh rate. Thanks.

I've educated you enough so the rest is entirely up to you :( . Cheers.
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