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
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.
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
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