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March 19, 2012 11:38:15 PM

Hello, i was wondering if this set up is good for games like battlefield 3 and other quite high end games?
limit is $1000

Price: $990.00

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*BASE_PRICE:[+879]

BLUETOOTH:None

CAS:* NZXT Switch 810 Hybird Full Tower Gaming Case w/ Dual 140MM Pivot Fan Slots and Front USB 3.0

CASUPGRADE:None

CD:24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)

CD2:None

COOLANT:Standard Coolant

CPU:AMD FX-4100 3.60 GHz Quad-Core AM3+ CPU 4MB L2 Cache & Turbo Core Technology

CS_FAN:Maximum 120MM Case Cooling Fans for your selected case [+9]

ENGRAVING:None

ENGRAVING_MSG:

FA_HDD:Vigor iSURF II Hard Disk Drive Cooling System [+21] (1 x System)

FAN:Asetek 570LX Liquid Cooling system w/ 240MM Radiator and Dual Fans (Extreme Overclocking Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA)

FLASHMEDIA:None

FREEBIE_CU1:FREE! DiRT 3 Game [+0]

FREEGAME_VC02:FREE DarkSiders Game Coupon [+0]

GLASSES:None

HDD:1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)

HDD2:None

IEEE_CARD:None

IUSB:Built-in USB 2.0 Ports

KEYBOARD:Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard

MEMORY:8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair Vengeance)

MONITOR:None

MONITOR2:None

MONITOR3:None

MOTHERBOARD:* [CrossFireX] GigaByte GA-970A-D3 AMD 970 Socket AM3+ ATX Mainboard w/ On/Off Charge, 7.1 Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, SATA-III RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe X16, 3 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI

MOUSE:XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse

NETWORK:o nboard Gigabit LAN Network

OS:Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)

OVERCLOCK:Extreme OC (Extreme Overclock 20% or more) [+30]

POWERSUPPLY:850 Watts - Raidmax RX-850AE 80 Plus Gold Power Supply [+32]

RESERVOIR:None

RUSH:NO; READY TO SHIP IN 10~15 BUSINESS DAYS

SERVICE:STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT

SOUND:HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO

SPEAKERS:None

TEMP:None

TVRC:None

USB:None

USBFLASH:None

USBHD:None

USBX:NZXT Internal USB 6-PORT Expansion Module [+19]

VIDEO:AMD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 16X PCIe Video Card (Major Brand Powered by AMD)

VIDEO2:None

VIDEO3:None

WNC:None

_PRICE:( +990)

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March 20, 2012 12:26:26 AM

Not really. It's majorly overpriced for what your are getting. CPU is weak for gaming. Graphics card is low-mid range. Power supply is really bad quality and about 400 watts more than that computer needs.

For $1000 you can get an i5 2500K with a Z68 motherboard and a HD 6970/GTX570 graphics easily.
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March 20, 2012 6:25:52 AM

umm if you can then, can you recommend a good build for $1000 or under for games like battlefield 3 and home front and other high end games i guess
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March 20, 2012 7:07:10 AM

Windows 7 Home Premium x64. $99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case. $69

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

1TB HDD. $129.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA GTX570 Superclocked. $299

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

600W power supply. $69

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

8GB DDR3 1600. $46

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sli and Crossfire capable Z68 motherboard. $149

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU. i5 2400. $189

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Total of $1055.93 and has $45 of mail in rebates. Grand total of $1010.93.

This build will max any game for the next several years. Of course you will have to build it yourself or get someone to help you. A DIY build is actually very easy and you can find dozens of online guides and youtube videos to help you. People on these forums will help as well.
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March 20, 2012 3:55:08 PM

go on cyberpower, use the Gamer Extreme 1000 SE build.

use the myspace code if under 1k, spring0410 code if over 1k for 5% off.

get rid of the HD cooler, its not needed, the USB expansion module, the case comes with several USB ports and newegg sells much cheaper modules, lose the OC'ing, you can easily do it yourself (videos on youtube and articles here in TH), change the RAM config to 4gb x 2, not vice versa.

I have never bought AMD products, so i can't help you there. but i would get the i5 2500 or 2400, depending on price diff, and the GTX 550 or if possible 560, with the above savings. put the code in to get the 5% off and see where you're at.
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March 20, 2012 7:12:44 PM

Best answer selected by ghilliedfox.
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March 20, 2012 7:16:22 PM

anort3 said:
Windows 7 Home Premium x64. $99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case. $69

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

1TB HDD. $129.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA GTX570 Superclocked. $299

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

600W power supply. $69

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

8GB DDR3 1600. $46

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sli and Crossfire capable Z68 motherboard. $149

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU. i5 2400. $189

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Total of $1055.93 and has $45 of mail in rebates. Grand total of $1010.93.

This build will max any game for the next several years. Of course you will have to build it yourself or get someone to help you. A DIY build is actually very easy and you can find dozens of online guides and youtube videos to help you. People on these forums will help as well.



wow thanks but are you sure its worth it since I'm actually considering this build, do you think i would need anything else and I'm sure this can run battlefield 3 right?
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March 20, 2012 7:27:09 PM

That is a complete computer. Except I forgot to add an optical drive. Sorry about that. So add $21 to the total.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


As I said that computer will max any game untill 2014 when the new consoles are released. Even then a graphics card upgrade will still keep it a good gaming computer. It will do BF3 just fine and any other games you might want to play.

Check out the graphics card chart. The GTX580 is $500.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

And the CPU chart.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...
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March 21, 2012 9:09:33 PM

anort3 said:
Windows 7 Home Premium x64. $99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case. $69

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

1TB HDD. $129.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA GTX570 Superclocked. $299

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

600W power supply. $69

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

8GB DDR3 1600. $46

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sli and Crossfire capable Z68 motherboard. $149

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU. i5 2400. $189

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Total of $1055.93 and has $45 of mail in rebates. Grand total of $1010.93.

This build will max any game for the next several years. Of course you will have to build it yourself or get someone to help you. A DIY build is actually very easy and you can find dozens of online guides and youtube videos to help you. People on these forums will help as well.


Sorry to bother but just 1 last question, how loud will it be and hows the cooling on it?
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March 21, 2012 10:28:20 PM

The case has excellent cooling with multispeed fans that are almost silent on low. The stock CPU cooler is quiet and I have not heard of the GTX 570 being a loud card. Overall a very quiet but not completely silent system.
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March 27, 2012 6:15:54 PM

anort3 said:
The case has excellent cooling with multispeed fans that are almost silent on low. The stock CPU cooler is quiet and I have not heard of the GTX 570 being a loud card. Overall a very quiet but not completely silent system.


what are your thoughts on the sapphire HD 7870 oc edition as a graphics card?
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March 27, 2012 6:16:23 PM


what are your thoughts on the sapphire HD 7870 oc edition as a graphics card?
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