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Do I need a stronger GPU? (First Build)

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June 26, 2012 5:54:51 PM

Ok I need everyone's help. I have made this build : http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/aSz2 Will I be able to run bf3 on ultra? If not what is a GPU that will be able to do this? I don't want to get too pricey but if you think it is worth upgrading I will spend the extra money. (Will I need a new PSU if I get a stronger GPU?)

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June 26, 2012 6:27:39 PM

you should be fine but i changed the parts a little so that it runs better. the 7850 is like a gtx 570. it can get you around 55fps on ultra

http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/aTi2

a stronger gpu would be a gtx670 but it think it is kinda out of your budget. if you plan on getting a 670, id get a bigger power supply like a xfx xxx 750w

600w is enough for 2 7850s
June 26, 2012 6:29:38 PM

500-550W is enough for 1x GTX 670.

Go 750W if you plan to run 2x GTX 670s in SLI.
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June 26, 2012 6:29:54 PM

At stock, it is like a 570, but a little bit less. Once OCed, though, it performs on the same level at the GTX 580 @ 1kHz.
June 26, 2012 6:43:25 PM

wait what? 1khz? pretty sure you meant 1ghz
June 26, 2012 6:44:09 PM

Yeah, I meant GHz. Gotta fix that on other threads too. :p 
June 26, 2012 6:57:33 PM

imagine the power of a 7850 at 1khz.......
June 26, 2012 7:13:36 PM

Build looks fine.
June 26, 2012 8:49:10 PM

So this is the best build I can get for 1150$? I don't want to spend another $230 for a second 7850 for SLI.
June 26, 2012 9:04:39 PM

7850 got 32 fps in Guru3D's BF3 test for $260
7870 got 39 fps in Guru3D's BF3 test for $360
7950 got 40 fps in Guru3D's BF3 test for $360
7970 got 47 fps in Guru3D's BF3 test for $470
7970 DCII TOP got 51 fps in Guru3D's BF3 test $430
7870 GHz got 52 fps in Guru3D's BF3 test $500 ?

670 got 55 fps in Guru3D's BF3 test for $400
670 DCII TOP got 57 fps in Guru3D's BF3 test for $430
680 got 57 fps in Guru3D's BF3 test for $500
680 DCII TOP got 61 fps in Guru3D's BF3 test for $540
June 26, 2012 9:22:01 PM

So 7850 is a pretty good buy then?
June 26, 2012 9:42:23 PM

It's a recommended in Tom's this month. It also OCs very well. Good card for the money.
-Bruce
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