BF3 Gaming Rig?? Good Enough? QUICK REPLY

Hi everyone ive just decided to build a new rig for bf3 , portal 2, skyrim etc.......
and i was wondering if this is good enough to play most games on high to ultra
my specs are as follows:

Processor - Intel i5 2500k
Graphics Card - Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 (GV-N56GOC-1GI)
RAM - G.Skill Ripjaws X 8GB(2x 4GB) PC3-12800 / 1600MHz
Motherboard - ASRock Z68 EXTREME3 GEN3 Motherboard
PSU - Aywun Mega Power Pro Series 650W ***OR*** Corsair Builder Series CX-600 V2 (would they be good enough to run the 560???? with maybe abit of room to overclock the cpu and gpu ABIT?)
Case - Antec Two Hundred V2 Versatile ATX Tower Gaming Case
Monitor - 22" 1080p

btw if you have any reccomendations for a different psu or case for a similar price i live in australia
and im buying everything of http://www.mwave.com.au ...

thanks, stapo19
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  1. A single 560 won't nearly max out BF3 at 1080p, but you could certainly play it. The Corsair PSU will power the whole rig and give you OC headroom too.
  2. great choices, yes should run bf3 @1080p on highest or ultra with no AA
  3. Aywun Mega Power Pro Series 650W ***OR*** Corsair Builder Series CX-600 V2 ********** sooo should i go with the corsair?
  4. I don't know much about Aywun PSU's so I can't comment on that.I would say that the Corsair PSU is a stable one and gets good remarks in the reviews but you could do better for the price.

    Antec VP 650 watt

    http://www.mwave.com.au/sku-34040800-Antec_VP_Series_VP-650P_650W_Power_Supply_-_650W_Continuous_Power_-_120mm_Quiet_

    With a single GTX560 you should be able to play BF3 and Skyrim on high settings without any problems.All of the old source games you'll have no problem at all maxing out.Also you don't need a 650 watt to run a single GTX560 but it's good for future upgrades.Perhaps you may want to SLI someday.
  5. The aywun PSU is pretty bad. The corsair is miles ahead for sure.

    A 560 will play most games at near max settings EXCEPT for BF3. My single 580 only gets 45fps with everything max plus AA.

    it will play high settings though, and it still looks great.
  6. Can you afford a better video card? Something with 2GB of RAM should help with BF3 on Ultra
    http://www.mwave.com.au/sku-42051081-Palit_GeForce_GTX_560_Video_Card_GDDR5_2048MB_256Bit_VRAM_810_4008MHz_Clock_PCIe

    A GTX 560 is good but I can't see you maxing out any new release games in the coming year or cracking up AA and AF
  7. welshmousepk said:
    The aywun PSU is pretty bad. The corsair is miles ahead for sure.

    A 560 will play most games at near max settings EXCEPT for BF3. My single 580 only gets 45fps with everything max plus AA.

    it will play high settings though, and it still looks great.


    That's strange, my rig plays BF3 at 45 FPS, and my GPU is a 560 ti. BTW I play at 1080p.
  8. buy a 560 ti at least
  9. 7870 :) or at least 560 ti if you want Nvidia
  10. I've heard that things are much more pricey in Australia.

    @esrever: You get me with that avatar every time.
  11. unclejehmimah said:
    That's strange, my rig plays BF3 at 45 FPS, and my GPU is a 560 ti. BTW I play at 1080p.


    everything at ultra with 16 AF and 4xAA?

    my 580 seems perfectly in line with all the benchmarks and reviews, so i'm sure you are not at the same settings.
  12. welshmousepk said:
    everything at ultra with 16 AF and 4xAA?

    my 580 seems perfectly in line with all the benchmarks and reviews, so i'm sure you are not at the same settings.


    Nope, Ultra, 4xAA, 1080p, 16x AF. All there, just a 2gb frame buffer and OC'd bits. Check my config if you're wondering about OC's and stuff.
  13. I find that a little hard to believe. since its well known a single 580 won't max the game, and that every bench ive seen shows between 40-50 fps at those settings.

    hell, My previous setup had Two 560 TIs in SLI, and it only barely got a decent 60.

    how overclocked are you exactly? granted, im currently running at stock but it seems impossible a 560ti is getting the same performance as a 580.
  14. Yeah thats plenty good enough to run it. particularly if you squeeze some overclocking out of it
  15. welshmousepk said:
    everything at ultra with 16 AF and 4xAA?

    my 580 seems perfectly in line with all the benchmarks and reviews, so i'm sure you are not at the same settings.



    I got 45fps with my MSI R6970 Lightning and a AMD 1100T @ 4.2...
  16. I'm not convinced most people understand what an average framerate is. You cant jsut look at it occasionally and say because its usually at 45 thats your average. you have to take into account all the times it goes below that.

    im looking at lots of benchmarks and consistently seeing the 580 at about 45. So my card is not under performing.

    don't want to derail thread anyway, this is very off topic. but it always seems that people have cards that are far more powerful than they could actually be.
  17. You´ve got good advises above -- for your reference have a look at Battlefield 3 Performance: 30+ Graphics Cards, Benchmarked http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/battlefield-3-graphics-performance,3063.html
  18. A 560 just ain't gonna' play BF3 on Ultra and SLI'ed 560's won't either. Read the BF3 review and judge from that. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/battlefield-3-graphics-performance,3063.html
  19. i would swap for a corsair psu (i have the hx750) and step up to the 570. its quite a bit better when i compared it to my friend who has a 560ti. im rocking the evga 570 hd (the non overclocked one) and i pull ultra at 1080p with 50fps easy even with the stock clocks. when oc'd it just gets better from there :D
  20. Thanks for you help guys , but would a 6870 beat the gtx560 oc?
  21. To max out Battlefield, DICE themselves said that you would need TWO 580s to run it smoothly. If I were you, I would wait for the entire Kepler line to be released, and maybe grab a 660 Ti (supposedly equivalent to the 580 in performance). What is your budget? I would really suggest a single 680, but not if it's not in your price range.
  22. My budget is $300 aud
  23. stapo19 said:
    My budget is $300 aud

    hey dude they don't have that many models in that shop, but the 7850 is under $300 there, should overclock nicely and smokes the 560ti and probably 570 in most cases with an overclock
  24. Well could you find me a cheap 7850 in australia or that ships there? <$250 if possible
  25. stapo19 said:
    My budget is $300 aud

    Well, right now an EVGA 560 Ti would run you about $250 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130604), and like I said before, I think you should wait for the entire Kepler line to be released, as the 660 Ti is supposed to have equivalent performance of the 580 and take over the 560 Ti price.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Nvidia-Kepler-GPU-GeForce-600-Series,14642.html

    If you don't want to wait however, I would say go with the 7850.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102984

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7870-review-benchmark,3148-6.html

    Edit: Sorry just saw that you want Australian. http://www.mwave.com.au/sku-42060860-Sapphire_AMD_Radeon_HD_7850_Overclocked_Video_Card_-_GDDR5_2048MB_256-Bit_-_920_
  26. how long until the 660Ti comes out is there a date of release??? and how much AUD$ would they be aprox.?
  27. I'm not even sure if their is going to be a GTX660ti.They might just go with a GTX660.
  28. purple stank said:
    I'm not even sure if their is going to be a GTX660ti.They might just go with a GTX660.


    There is supposed to be a 660Ti... I dunno about 660 on its own though
  29. Hey mate im in australia too. also try centercom,pc case gear, (all computer stores) i recmoned the 7850 > http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_1373&products_id=19799 its 279 (pccg is a australian online pc store) or if you wanna go into a store http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/112000141g-sapphire-radeon-7850-p-57247.html?sort=2a
  30. stapo19 said:
    how long until the 660Ti comes out is there a date of release??? and how much AUD$ would they be aprox.?

    Well, seeing as the GTX 680 launched with the same price as when the GTX 580 launched, I would assume that the GTX 660 Ti would come in at around $250 AUD, maybe a little more. I can't imagine it being more than your budget, though.
  31. stapo19 said:
    Yes that card should go well with Corsair one you have chosen, which is the one I suggest you go with.
  32. the 560 wont max it at your res. it wont max it at my resolution, 1680x1050.
  33. don't count on the 660 or any new chips at that price range any time soon.
  34. esrever said:
    don't count on the 660 or any new chips at that price range any time soon.

    Probably from mid April to early May
  35. Do you have $300 to spend for the PSU and GPU or is that just for the GPU?
  36. grapez said:
    the 560 wont max it at your res. it wont max it at my resolution, 1680x1050.

    Yea, you would need either 2 580s, a 7850, or a 680
  37. llguitargr8 said:
    Well, right now an EVGA 560 Ti would run you about $250 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130604), and like I said before, I think you should wait for the entire Kepler line to be released, as the 660 Ti is supposed to have equivalent performance of the 580 and take over the 560 Ti price.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Nvidia-Kepler-GPU-GeForce-600-Series,14642.html

    If you don't want to wait however, I would say go with the 7850.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102984

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7870-review-benchmark,3148-6.html

    Edit: Sorry just saw that you want Australian. http://www.mwave.com.au/sku-42060860-Sapphire_AMD_Radeon_HD_7850_Overclocked_Video_Card_-_GDDR5_2048MB_256-Bit_-_920_


    ARE YOU SERIOUS?! i just bought a 560!!!!!!!!
  38. Yea guys just an update i just found a corsair gaming psu - GS600 600W is this better than the builders series 600w?
  39. The GS600 is a little better than the CX600.It's still their lower end stuff.But if I had to choose I would go with the GS600.It can supply more power on the +12/v rail.
  40. Ok sweet because its only 5 dollars more than the cx600 so i think its a steal
  41. Do you have $300 to spend for the PSU and GPU or is that just for the GPU?
  42. Just for the gpu i have 300 to spend now yay what should i get now?
  43. So how much do you have to spend on the PSU?
  44. centrecom.com.au/catalog/426018336-1824-gainward-nvidia-p-53842.html?sort=2a
    do these guys deliver because thats a steal but will it beat the gigabyte gtx 560 oc non ti??
  45. That is a sweet deal.

    So your going to go with that GS600 watt as the PSU and a GTX560?
  46. yep but is that gainward 560ti better than the gigabyte 560 oc?
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