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BF3 build, 1920x1080

Hello, I'm looking to either build/buy a computer that can max BF3 with AA and such, but I'd be fine with maxing it without those too. I'd even accept it if it can handle a mix between high/ultra. I'd just like to be able to handle arma 3 in the future.

Budget:$500-$750, willing to expand to $780 possibly.

Parts not required: Monitor (HP 2511x 1920x1080) mouse, keyboard, speakers.

Shipping to:Texas,USA

Preferred websites:Newegg,Tigerdirect,Amazon

OC:yes, but in the future

SLI or Crossfire: If it fits my budget and performs better than a single card.
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  1. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
  2. Can you play BF3 ultra on a $750 budget?
  3. no its not possible unless you changed resoloution
  4. He wasn't posting it so the OP can buy it.
  5. i prefer to call it "limiting"
    :lol:
  6. Best answer
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-4100 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($22.99 @ NCIX US)
    Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($35.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Rosewill 550W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Amazon)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $741.91
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-06-10 19:12 EDT-0400)
  7. whats with all these 7850s when a 570 is better?

    Galaxy 57NKH3DH5PXK MDT X4 GeForce GTX 570 $269.99
    $249.99 after mail-in rebate card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162087
  8. You do realize that the GPUs here are stock?
  9. Because BF3 heavily favors Nvidia GPUs, especially when MSAA is turned on. HD 7850 when heavily overclocked will compensate for this difference. Buy whatever cheapest.
  10. uh huh
  11. You should go with the build uvb076 posted it can easily play bf3 on ultra at 1920x1080.
  12. WatchOut said:
    You should go with the build uvb076 posted it can easily play bf3 on ultra at 1920x1080.

    in single player it doesn't matter what CPU is used. but in mulitplayer an i5 would have a large performance advantage.
  13. Anonymous said:
    in single player it doesn't matter what CPU is used. but in mulitplayer an i5 would have a large performance advantage.


    Not really...

    I've got a pentium g620 atm paired with a hd7850 and ultra at 1920x1080 is consistent at about 40-50 fps. Battlefield 3 is a gpu reliant game not cpu if it was the other way round the minimum specs wouldn't be a Althon X2 2.7 GHz and you would think they would elaborate on quad core cpu for the recommended specs like they did with the recommended gpus.
  14. WatchOut said:
    Not really...

    I've got a pentium g620 atm paired with a hd7850 and ultra at 1920x1080 is consistent at about 40-50 fps. Battlefield 3 is a gpu reliant game not cpu if it was the other way round the minimum specs wouldn't be a Althon X2 2.7 GHz and you would think they would elaborate on quad core cpu for the recommended specs like they did with the recommended gpus.

    and that is on a multiplayer map? because that is what i am saying.

    BF3 is gpu reliant when in single player mode. however in a 64 player map it then shifts a large load onto the cpu; that kind of computation cannot be handled by the gpu.
  15. Anonymous said:
    and that is on a multiplayer map? because that is what i am saying.

    BF3 is gpu reliant when in single player mode. however in a 64 player map it then shifts a large load onto the cpu; that kind of computation cannot be handled by the gpu.


    I think you may be looking at theoretical data not actual data. And even if you are BF3 only uses up to two cores i wouldn't call that cpu heavy.
  16. WatchOut said:
    I think you may be looking at theoretical data not actual data. And even if you are BF3 only uses up to two cores i wouldn't call that cpu heavy.

    no it is not theoretical that BF3 in multiplayer maps uses more than 2 cores.
    BF3 64 player MP CPU benchmarks!
    it is a good read on performance with different cpus. and so you know i myself play "devil's advocate" when someone claims that you MUST have a quad core to play, check my responses on this thread:
    Will i3 2100 be enough for Battlefield 3 multiplayer?
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