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March 10, 2012 9:39:47 PM

Hello,
Im buying a new rig and i would like to know how many fps i would probably get with this build on BF3 on ultra settings.

intel core i7 2700k @ 4.2ghz
Evga gtx 570 SC 1280mb
Intel DZ68BC motherboard
16GB corsair vengeance 1600
1TB seagate HDD 7200rpm 6.0gb

Dont know wich cooler and wich PSU i should get for this build!
Playing 1920x1080

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March 10, 2012 9:44:20 PM

It should play on Ultra at 60fps, but it might dip to 45 in heavy fire.
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March 10, 2012 9:48:16 PM

Do you think i should get a AMD 7970 instead of the gtx 570sc or that would be a waste of money?
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March 10, 2012 10:14:20 PM

about the PSU and the Cooler wich ones do you recomend me?
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March 10, 2012 10:17:13 PM

For a single 7970, 650w is good. 850W for 2. Hyper m212 EVO cooler.
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March 10, 2012 10:45:35 PM

The GTX 570 is dead in the water once the 7870 is available .

I would not buy one unless the price dropped about $50
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March 10, 2012 10:50:03 PM

If you REALLY care about squeezing the last ounce of FPS out of your rig... I would recommend ditching the i7 2700k for an i5 2500k, and splitting the money saved on a water cooler like corsair's H100 or H80 (These are super easy to install - its a out-of-the-box system, plug and play :D  ) I own the H100 myself...

And push you proccessor to 4.6-4.8 gigaherts... whatever youre more comfortable with.

Dont worry that youre going from a 4 core to a 2 core processor - There is no game out there that can use more then 2 cores... in fact, there are none that can use 2 cores effeciently at all.

The rest of the money would go into upgrading to the best video card on the market right now the 7970

Thats what I did anyway. Good luck :D 
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March 10, 2012 11:01:33 PM

With graphics cards being the limitation for high resolution gaming at high detail levels OCing a processor is near enough pointless at this time .

But using a 2500k and a $30 air cooler like the hyper 212 or Xigmatek Gaia makes sense
That frees money for a better graphics card .
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March 11, 2012 12:10:10 AM

He just asked if to get a 7970... Read the whole topic before replying people...
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March 11, 2012 9:45:54 PM

Thanks to everyone for the answers, about the i5 2500k recommendation, i prefer to stay with i7 CPUs and about going up to 4.8ghz i think its not worth it because it wont affect that much to upgrading many fps in games, the video card is what really matters

The only things i may change in this build are the graphics card and the mobo since i dont have enough information about the DZ68BC and its overclocking performance (@4.2ghz)
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March 11, 2012 10:25:00 PM

i7 will not help you at all in gaming when it comes down to it. You're paying $120 extra for no benefits.
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March 13, 2012 9:05:08 PM

azeem40 said:
i7 will not help you at all in gaming when it comes down to it. You're paying $120 extra for no benefits.


Hence the i5 recommendation ^^

You really will not miss those 2 additional cores unless you plan to use your machine extensively for overnight Adobe or Autocad / 3D Studio Max renderings...

Thats just my experience anyway.

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