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June 16, 2012 10:39:09 PM

Hi, I'm thinking of building a desktop for BF3, and was wondering if these parts are compatible together, and will perform well. If you have any suggestions please feel free to state them, my budget is $820 at maximum. My resolution is 1920x1080

Chassis:COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo:GIGABYTE GA-880GM-USB3 AM3+ AMD 880G HDMI USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU:p owerColor AX7850 2GBD5-DH Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU:AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD:Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:CORSAIR Vengeance 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9B
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU:CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OPTICAL DRIVE:SONY Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1681S-0B - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU COOLER:Rosewill RCX-Z100 One ball bearing for over 45000/hrs life CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And of course, Windows 7.

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June 16, 2012 10:43:39 PM

Your CPU comes with an included fan. Don't buy an extra one unless you're going to overclock.

Fill out this form.

Also, what games will you be playing, and at what graphics do you want to run them?
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June 16, 2012 11:08:59 PM

For $800 you can do way better - the 7850 is a good choice but the 965 and 880 chipset will be a massive bottleneck for BF3.

Try this:

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $59.99
PSU: Seasonic S12 II 620W - $84.99
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H77-DS3H - $99.99
CPU: 3.1GHz Intel Core i5-3450 - $199.99
RAM: 8GB G.Skill Ripjaw X 1600Mhz 1.5V - $46.99
HD: 1TB Seagate Barracuda ST - $99.99
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 - $249.99

Total: $860.92

Slightly over budget but you won't sacrifice performance on the motherboard and CPU, and the video card is excellent.
June 16, 2012 11:14:12 PM

Hi DylanBott,

The build looks great!

I would recommend a couple of changes though.

I am currently running that processor, it's old but still rocks most applications without a problem.

However, for just a few bucks more you can increase performance by quite a bit if you go with an i3-2120.

Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32120 - $124.99 ($15 promo code)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Note: This processor is locked and you wont be able to OC it. But you really don't need to. Its performance is phenomenal for the price!

Of course this will require you to get a different motherboard which I have also linked below:

ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - $149.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also as looniam suggested I would really consider getting a GTX 670.

Also you might consider getting 8 GB of RAM vs. 4 GB. You're talking a $20 difference in price for a noticeable real world performance increase. This will also future proof you.

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL - $46.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Happy building!

Shinseina
June 17, 2012 5:02:30 AM

nafoni said:
Your CPU comes with an included fan. Don't buy an extra one unless you're going to overclock.

Fill out this form.

Also, what games will you be playing, and at what graphics do you want to run them?


I've already filled on out in another thread. I'm looking to play BF3 at 1920x1080 on Ultra or really nice fps on High.
June 17, 2012 1:13:54 PM

Past $800 is over my budget, so I've redone my build on alot lower budget. My max that I'd be willing to spend right now is $740.00.
Here's the new build:

CPU&MOBO COMBO: Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52400
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

GPU:SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (100314-3L )
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Chassis:Antec Gaming Series One Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: ePOWER EP-600NE-XV 600W ATX12V v2.2 / ESP12V v2.92 Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OPTICAL DRIVE:ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Just tell me what you guys think, and if these parts are compatible.
Thanks for all of your help so far.
Anonymous
June 17, 2012 1:53:45 PM

yes all those are "compatible". however a big OUCH on that ePower PSU.
the MAXIMUM your system will draw is just under 300 watts with that graphics card.
http://www.guru3d.com/article/gigabyte-radeon-hd-6870-r...
getting a quality PSU will benefit you; if ePower is a quality brand there would be some performance reviews you could google and there isn't. http://bit.ly/LuFuQ9

please consider the following that are as close to the price of what you posted:

SILVERSTONE ST50F-ES 500W $59.99 $5.99 Shipping $49.99 after mir

CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 $59.99 Free Shipping $49.99 after mir

both PSUs will allow you to upgrade to most any graphic card later if you so chose.


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June 17, 2012 2:13:37 PM
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Here's a build suggestion with at around the same budget with better CPU, GPU. Have a look:

CPU & Optical Drive: $226- i5-2500K & Samsung

Motherboard & HDD: $150- Biostar TZ77B & Samsung Spinpoint 1TB

PSU & RAM: $95- Corair CX500 & Corsair Vengeance 8GB(500 Watt PSU is more than enough unless you plan to add another GPU. Also PSU has promo offer)

GPU: $240- Sapphire Radeon 7850 (Great card performs similar to GTX 570)

Case: $40- NZXT Source 210 (or whatever you like)

Total( Excluding Rebates): 751 USD

Rebates: $10
June 17, 2012 6:07:13 PM

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