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April 12, 2012 10:42:20 PM

okay so here is the build will i be able to run games like BF3 on ultra settings?

CPU AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black 3.7GHz Quad-Core $149.99
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing $30.44
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 ATX AM3+ $118.99
Memory Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $39.99
Video Card Galaxy GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB $207.86
Case Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower $49.99
Power Supply SeaSonic 620W ATX12V / EPS12V $69.99
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $17.99
Total: $685.24

thoughts and comments? Thanks!!!

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April 12, 2012 10:51:42 PM

Definitely not Ultra settings - maybe medium - high at most.

If you can get an i3-2120 and that Asrock board you'll be able to go high - very high settings.
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April 12, 2012 10:54:01 PM

okay can if i were to upgrade to say an fx 6200 would that make any difference?
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April 12, 2012 10:58:58 PM

cdiscoll2012 said:
okay can if i were to upgrade to say an fx 6200 would that make any difference?

Your gpu might be bottlenecked by cpu
Intel>amd in cpus
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April 12, 2012 11:01:24 PM

psikaikai said:
Your gpu might be bottlenecked by cpu
Intel>amd in cpus

how?(the bottleneck)
and would it change if i went with a phenom 1100t?
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April 12, 2012 11:07:02 PM

Wait im picking recc build
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April 12, 2012 11:14:30 PM

Wait do you need a hard drive?
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April 12, 2012 11:26:21 PM

cdiscoll2012 said:
okay so here is the build will i be able to run games like BF3 on ultra settings?

CPU AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black 3.7GHz Quad-Core $149.99
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing $30.44
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 ATX AM3+ $118.99
Memory Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $39.99
Video Card Galaxy GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB $207.86
Case Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower $49.99
Power Supply SeaSonic 620W ATX12V / EPS12V $69.99
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $17.99
Total: $685.24

thoughts and comments? Thanks!!!


The current AMD CPU's at this budget level will not run BF3 on Ultra. That's why the other posters have been suggesting the Intel I3 CPU. If you OC you may be able to do slightly better but I still doubt you will get to Ultra.

What is the resolution you currently game at? That will make a big difference as well. If you insist on an AMD CPU I would go with the 1100T...IMO. What you posted is not a bad system just not going to run BF3 on Ultra.
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April 12, 2012 11:45:37 PM

okay no i dont need an HDD and if i go with the 1100T will i be able to go on ultra settings?
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April 12, 2012 11:57:04 PM

Below are the recommended requirement. To get to Ultra You'll need a better GPU at the least a 7950 or maybe a 580.

Recommended system requirements for Battlefield 3
OS: Windows 7 64-bit
Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU
RAM: 4GB
Graphics card: DirectX 11 Nvidia or AMD ATI card, Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 or ATI Radeon 6950.
Graphics card memory: 1 GB
Sound card: DirectX compatibl sound card
Hard drive: 15 GB for disc version or 10 GB for digital version
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April 13, 2012 12:03:28 AM

okay would i be able to play bf3 on high?
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April 13, 2012 12:21:19 AM

cdiscoll2012 said:
okay would i be able to play bf3 on high?

With the parts I chose you would maybe be able to play most settings on high and some on medium I think
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April 13, 2012 12:29:50 AM

cdiscoll2012 said:
okay would i be able to play bf3 on high?


With a slight OC....I'd say yes...but not perfectly.
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April 13, 2012 12:32:39 AM

Best answer selected by cdiscoll2012.
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April 13, 2012 12:47:07 AM

quick question if i were to OC the 560 ti to 900 mhz how would it do?
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April 13, 2012 12:51:16 AM

cdiscoll2012 said:
quick question if i were to OC the 560 ti to 900 mhz how would it do?

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