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March 7, 2012 6:39:40 PM

Hello,

I will be building a gaming computer for the first time. Looking to max out BF3, Skyrim, and maybe future games for the next year or so? This is my build so far so let me know what you think. Trying to stay as close to $700 as possible. I already have a case so thats why its not included in the quote. I also already have a copy of Windows 7. I own a external 1 TB hardrive and plan to save up for an SSD for this computer that I will purchase in a few months. Do you suggest just using the external hard drive till then or buy an internal one cheap like the one I have picked out?

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
$120

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
$225

EVGA 01G-P3-1460-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$190

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power ...
$90

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
$30

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$80

Total shipped to my house is $755. Any problems or suggestions please comment!!


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March 7, 2012 7:20:09 PM

That video card wont max out BF3, unless you play at fairly low resolutions. You could probably play on high settings at 1440 x 900, but not ultra. I have the 560Ti 448core, and have a 20" monitor at 1600 x 900. I can play BF3 on ultra but dont have killer frame rates, probably in the high 40's. You should consider at least the 560Ti..if not 448 core version
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