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June 13, 2012 6:16:25 AM

Okay so I might build my first PC, If this build cannot play games likes bf3 on atleast medium graphics with like 30-45 fps I will probably just get a ps3/ps4.

Case: Corsair Carbide 400R (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
Mobo: ASUS M5A78L-M LX AM3+ Socket (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
PSU: Corsair CX500 V2 80+ Certified (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 1GB GDDR5 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
CPU: AMD FX Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Quad Core -(currently Overclocked to 4.80 GHz)... (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
RAM: 8GB DDR3 G.Skil Ripjaws Series (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
HDD: 500GB Seagate 7200 RPM Drive (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

This is about a total of $600 and i hope its a pretty good build for my first one, thanks for any comments.

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June 13, 2012 6:32:22 AM

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/768-shader-pitcairn...

According to this article, the Radeon 6850 can average 38.20 fps in Battlefield 3 on high with a 1920x1080 resolution (note that fps is also dependent on the resolution so the lower your resolution is the higher the fps will be).

I'm not familiar with AMD CPU's. However, people here recommend switching that AMD FX 4100 to this CPU instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168....
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June 13, 2012 1:08:54 PM

pay a little more for a 6870. it can actually play bf3 on hgih/ultra settings resonably well
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June 13, 2012 1:12:22 PM

I don't see a CPU cooler in your parts list. You'll need that for overclocking.

You won't see a lotta love for the FX-4100 around here. It's a quad core that games like a dual core CPU.
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June 13, 2012 1:14:32 PM

hyper 212 evo will do the job
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June 13, 2012 2:42:44 PM

Ahh thank you everyone, I do have a CPU Cooler, I guess I just forgot to wrote it down, lol. So will this last atleast 2 years?
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June 13, 2012 3:46:54 PM

yep but it wouldnt last more than 5
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June 13, 2012 4:43:32 PM

Okay thank you so much.
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June 13, 2012 6:53:36 PM

no problem
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