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August 14, 2012 4:30:41 PM

I am a Battlefield 3 player and I wanted to make the switch to pc gaming. This is what i have come up with so far:

Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case: $50

Mobo: ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard: $85
PSU: Corsair CX500 V2 80+ Certified: $50
Keyboard, Mouse: Logitech MK120 Black USB Wired Slim Desktop: $20

GPU : EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card: $260

CPU: AMD FX Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Quad Core: $110
RAM: G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600: $44
HDD: 500GB Seagate 7200 RPM Drive: $74
Extra: AOC PCI High Performance Exhaust Fan: $8
CPU Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo: $35
Monitor: Viewsonic VX2450WM-LED 24-Inch (23.6-Inch Vis): $189
OS: Windows 7 64 bit premium: $80

The ultimate goal is to play on ultra with 40+fps online, but what might be the top my computer would be able to run Battlefield 3? I would be fine with running it on high to achieve higher fps. Any help would be great.

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August 14, 2012 4:33:28 PM

If you want an ultra setup, you're not going to get that with an FX 4100.


Best option is wait until the 16th and grab a gtx 660ti.




For one, the CX500V2 does not have enough PCIE Connectors to power the 570.

2, intel would be the best setup for this build.


Do you have a budget?
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August 14, 2012 4:52:54 PM

My Budget is $750 for the actual computer not including OS, Keyboard/mouse, and Monitor. I understand what your saying about the processor and I could go $50 over budget. I can always wait till blackfriday/cyber-monday to buy the parts in order to save even more.
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