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July 1, 2012 2:04:08 AM

I know i did not follow the rules in how to ask for a new build i just want a build that can run bf3 on medium with a good framerate for under $700 i dont wanna hear bad comments that says i ask 7 threads already but plss help me with this
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July 1, 2012 2:20:04 AM

Cpu-i5 2500k
Gpu-560
ram 8 gb kingston hyper x
mobo-GA-Z77-UD5H
psu-550 watt corsair
case-nzxt phantom(if you can afford it)
OS-needs to be 7 64 bit
hdd-1 tb western digitaal

I am reading this off their website this is the recommendedwhich will run mediumhere is the link-http://bf3blog.com/battlefield-3-system-requirements/
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July 1, 2012 2:24:03 AM

2fast4thetown_down said:
Cpu-i5 2500k
Gpu-560
ram 8 gb kingston hyper x
mobo-GA-Z77-UD5H
psu-550 watt corsair
case-nzxt phantom(if you can afford it)
OS-needs to be 7 64 bit
hdd-1 tb western digitaal

I am reading this off their website this is the recommendedwhich will run mediumhere is the link-http://bf3blog.com/battlefield-3-system-requirements/


His budget is under 700 though, which is a big problem >.>

Making a similar build for him brought the price down to 776
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July 1, 2012 2:25:48 AM

Then get a i3-2120
you need that gpu to do medium
Is that more in budget?
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July 1, 2012 2:31:58 AM
July 1, 2012 2:54:42 AM
July 1, 2012 3:04:13 AM

If it still doesn't load go to newegg and put this in the search bar:

Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641AS-RK 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
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Anonymous
July 1, 2012 3:08:30 AM

Intel Core i5 Processor i5-2400 $184.99
MSI H67A-G43 (B3) $79.99
$59.99 after mail-in rebate card
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB $45.99
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB $69.99
$5 off w/ promo code EMCNDHB222, ends 7/4
CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W $59.99
$39.99 after mail-in rebate card
COOLER MASTER Elite 430 $39.99
$29.99 after mail-in rebate
ASUS ENGTX560 TI DCII TOP/2DI/1GD5 $229.99
$209.99 after mail-in rebate card

$710.93 before rebates/promos (-$75) $635.93 after.
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July 1, 2012 3:16:27 AM

That CX500 only supplies 420W on the 12v rail, so it is cutting it close.
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Anonymous
July 1, 2012 3:39:03 AM

Intel Core i5 Processor i5-2400 $184.99
MSI H67A-G43 (B3) $79.99
$59.99 after mail-in rebate card
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB $45.99
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB $69.99
$5 off w/ promo code EMCNDHB222, ends 7/4
CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W $59.99
$39.99 after mail-in rebate card
COOLER MASTER Elite 430 $39.99
$29.99 after mail-in rebate
ASUS ENGTX560 TI DCII TOP/2DI/1GD5 $229.99
$209.99 after mail-in rebate card
SeaSonic M12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V v2.3 $59.99
$710.93 before rebates/promos (-$75) $635.93 $655.93 after.


:love:  azeem40 :love: 

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July 1, 2012 3:40:14 AM

Idk whether to be creeped out or flattered. I am still pretty upset on the shut up. What did I say that was so wrong?
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Anonymous
July 1, 2012 3:43:04 AM

azeem40 said:
Idk whether to be creeped out or flattered. I am still pretty upset on the shut up. What did I say that was so wrong?

sorry i didn't mean to offend you.
actually after i finished and saw i had a few bucks left over i meant to use the seasonic, i like it better than corsair.
just take the "oh shut up" as friendly banter, nothing more.
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July 1, 2012 3:44:47 AM

It didn't seem like friendly until you posted your latest message. :p 
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Anonymous
July 1, 2012 3:53:10 AM

ah, i understand, i will avoid doing it again. i deleted it too.
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July 1, 2012 4:39:46 AM
July 1, 2012 5:36:48 AM

azeem40 said:
That CX500 only supplies 420W on the 12v rail, so it is cutting it close.


No PSU supplies all its rated wattage on the 12 volt rails . Most PSU's whose combined amperages on all rails add to way more than the rated wattage
The cx 500 has 34 amps on the single 12v rail so it should be OK
especially when you consider you can get a
radeon 7850 for the same price as some of the 560 ti's suggested above [so theres no point in buying the nvidia ] and that will lower power draw
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July 1, 2012 5:44:17 AM

PSUs are the only thing I don't fully understand. Clearing things up certainly helped me.
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July 1, 2012 5:48:10 AM

Outlander_04 said:
No PSU supplies all its rated wattage on the 12 volt rails . Most PSU's whose combined amperages on all rails add to way more than the rated wattage
The cx 500 has 34 amps on the single 12v rail so it should be OK
especially when you consider you can get a
radeon 7850 for the same price as some of the 560 ti's suggested above [so theres no point in buying the nvidia ] and that will lower power draw

What brand of 7850 will defeat the 560 ti
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July 1, 2012 5:57:01 AM

Any non-reference as they can be OCed. A 1GHz OC matches the GTX 580 in performance.
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July 1, 2012 6:01:14 AM

Will this max it out read this in another forum


I5 2400
EVGA GTX 480
Western digital caviar blue 500gb
Corsair cx500
ZALMAN Z9
G.skill Sniper 8gb 2x4 1333
Lg dvd burner 24x dvd+r
Asus p8h61
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July 1, 2012 6:02:29 AM

paolo220 said:
Will this run bf3 on medium-high settings

Yes though if you save about $100 bucks more you can get the 3570k and run on ultra
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July 1, 2012 6:06:55 AM

You get better price/performance OCing that 7850 to match GTX 580 levels without it heating. OCing that 480 will make it get pretty hot.
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July 1, 2012 6:10:38 AM

ggil24 said:
Yes though if you save about $100 bucks more you can get the 3570k and run on ultra



the game is gpu limited . Even a mid-range AMD FX 4100 will produce about the same fps as a 3570k when both use the same graphics card . Spending more on a stronger processor is unlikely to make much or even any difference
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Anonymous
July 1, 2012 6:14:15 AM

azeem40 said:
You get better price/performance OCing that 7850 to match GTX 580 levels without it heating. OCing that 480 will make it get pretty hot.

easy there. not all 7850 are equal a cheaper reference card will not overclock like a tweecked out factory OC since it doesn't have the phases or Vrms.
so equal . .no.
Overclocked Performance
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July 1, 2012 6:14:53 AM

Look at the non-reference 560 Ti designs, factory OC'd to 900 Mhz. Among them you will find several models that have upgrade dPCB's and beefed up VRMs. The ones w/ 7 phases or more and the special coolers have been known to top 30% overclocks over the reference card speed.

http://www.pureoverclock.com/review.php?id=1201&page=17

There is only a few cheaper the R7850's



Asus DCII Cu TOP (900Mhz - 7 phase VRM)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Gigabyte OC (900Mhz - 7 phase VRM)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The R7850's performance is about the same as the 560 Ti 900Mhz.But it cost 10 to 20 dollars more for the R7850
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Anonymous
July 1, 2012 6:19:23 AM

Outlander_04 said:
the game is gpu limited . in single player mode Even a mid-range AMD FX 4100 will produce about the same fps as a 3570k when both use the same graphics card . Spending more on a stronger processor is unlikely to make much or even any difference unless playing multi player maps

fixed that for you :) 
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July 1, 2012 6:41:11 AM

Inb4flame.
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July 1, 2012 6:54:13 AM

Anonymous said:
fixed that for you :) 


And since BF3 is not limited by cpu cores the FX 8150 may game better in multiplayer than any of the intel quads?
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July 1, 2012 6:56:11 AM

He never said it was limited by cores. All he said was that in multiplayer, YMMV.
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July 1, 2012 7:01:17 AM

azeem40 said:
He never said it was limited by cores. All he said was that in multiplayer, YMMV.


Thats correct
but if 4 BD cores can run the game and graphics , then 4 more additional cores could THEORETICALLY be used to run the additional calculations required to account for the other players with no effect on the distribution of resources in the first 4 cores being used .

It may depend on how the game engine is coded , and I dont know the answer, but its a very interesting possibility
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July 1, 2012 7:38:04 AM

The non-reference has even more OC headroom, so the performance gap is widened.
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July 1, 2012 7:49:39 AM


What's wrong with this build other than the Hard drive i don't see anything wrong with it best bang for your buck IMO the i3 won't bottle neck if this is a gaming build on a budget like yours your not going to do any better IMO anyway...
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July 1, 2012 7:52:21 AM

Azn's $650 build will.
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July 1, 2012 8:02:36 AM

oh o.k. i was thinking you were meaning this guys http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore for a minute i was about to say take a longer look there missing stuff from the builds lol plus that build for 650 includes a 560 super clocked which is not better
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July 1, 2012 9:27:05 AM

azeem40 said:
Azn's $650 build will.

Who azn i dont see him here pls tell me cause i will buy the rig in a few days pls
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July 1, 2012 1:18:49 PM

Outlander_04 said:
the game is gpu limited . Even a mid-range AMD FX 4100 will produce about the same fps as a 3570k when both use the same graphics card . Spending more on a stronger processor is unlikely to make much or even any difference


Yea though he isn't just going to be playing bf3

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Anonymous
July 1, 2012 6:20:58 PM

Outlander_04 said:
And since BF3 is not limited by cpu cores the FX 8150 may game better in multiplayer than any of the intel quads?

posted from the [H]ard [F]orum so you may want to take it with a grain of salt:
Quote:
I did a couple run-through's of 64 player servers (Metro/Karkand) to show you guys some CPU/GPU characteristics of the FX8150 with 6970 CFX. As you can see I get great scaling/usage with my 6970's.
Before the FX chip I was using a Phenom 2 970BE @ 3.9Ghz and I saw anywhere from 45-55% GPU usage in those same scenarios and felt extremely sluggish (literally about half the frame-rate), more cores certainly help in a game such as BF3.
Single-player plays at 97-99% GPU usage at all times and never drops with the FX8150. With the Phenom 2 970, even in single-player the GPU usage would drop into the Mid-80% range at parts where there is a lot of action.
Even at times in single-player where the GPU's were running at 99% with the Phenom, I still had a 5-10FPS increase when switching to the FX chip.



you say it is not limited and i do not disagree with that; limited as being able to play the game;i believe if there are more cores than BF3 will make use of them esp. in multi player maps.

most of that thread is a pretty good read.
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July 1, 2012 6:34:32 PM

bigcyco1 said:
oh o.k. i was thinking you were meaning this guys http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore for a minute i was about to say take a longer look there missing stuff from the builds lol plus that build for 650 includes a 560 super clocked which is not better

Actually, he says not to get a 560 SC. The 6870 is better anyway. Also, he can just change the $650 build by adding a 560ti and it will be on par with your build.
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July 1, 2012 7:57:01 PM

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... COOLER MASTER Elite 430 $39.99 ($29.99 after rebate). Cheap, solid case. Comes with one fan, lots of room to add more.

Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... COOLER MASTER RS650 $69.99 ($49.99 after rebate). 650 watts, single 12v rail, 80 plus certified. 650 watts is more than this build really needs, but $50 is about as cheap as you're gonna get, and it leaves plenty of room for adding more storage or a bigger video card down the road.

Motherboard and CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... ASRock Z77 Pro3 and Intel Core i5-3450 $267.98 in a combo deal. The Z77 chipset isn't really necessary with the locked CPU, but it will allow you to bump the 3450 from 3.5 to 3.9GHz, and with the combo deal it's cheaper than an H77.

The 3450 is $60 more than the i3-2120 that's been recommended in several builds in this thread, but it has twice as many cores, twice the cache, a higher clock speed and a newer architecture that supports PCIe 3.0. None of these will make a huge difference now, but would be beneficial if you decide to upgrade the video card in a few years, as the rest of this platform should be viable for gaming for a long time.

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB DDR3 1600 $46.99. Cheap, great performance, lifetime warranty. You can't go wrong with 8 GB of DDR3 1600 for 47 bucks.

Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6950 2GB (OC Edition) $199.99 with Promo Code EMCYTZT1834 ($189.99 after rebate). This is the best bang for your buck you can get right now. It will outperform a 560 Ti or a 7850, and it's $20 cheaper. It also has a non-reference cooler and comes with free copies of Dirt 3 and Battlefield 3.

Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 7200 RPM. $64.99 with Promo Code EMCNDHB222. Solid drive with decent specs. Would make a fine storage drive if you add an SSD later.

Total including shipping: $697.26 ($657.26 after rebates).

If you are able to go slightly over budget initially and wait for rebates, a couple of things I would recommend adding are an optical drive if you don't have one, and some additional case fans.

DVD Burner: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... LITE-ON DVD Burner - 24X DVD+R/DVD-R Black SATA $17.99. Cheap, good performance, free shipping.

Front case fan: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... COOLER MASTER 140mm Case Fan $9.99. This will replace the fan that comes in the case, and allow you to move the pre-installed one to the side panel.

Chassis fans: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... COOLER MASTER 120mm Case Fan 4 in 1 pack $13.99. These will fill the remaining fan spots in the case (bottom, rear and two on top).

With the DVD drive and fans, the total price of the system will be $699.23 after rebates, which gives you a complete system minus keyboard/mouse/monitor. It will be quiet and have excellent airflow, and give you a great platform that you'll be able to build on in the future. You should be able to run BF3 on high settings at 60 fps, and be able to play new games on medium to high settings for years to come.

Here are a couple of links to BF3 benchmarks if you're interested in checking them out:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/battlefield-3-graph...
http://www.techspot.com/review/458-battlefield-3-perfor...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7870-revi...
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July 1, 2012 8:34:40 PM

azeem40 said:
Actually, he says not to get a 560 SC. The 6870 is better anyway. Also, he can just change the $650 build by adding a 560ti and it will be on par with your build.
I see what your saying btw i didn't do a build also a regular 560ti will not be on par with a non-reference560 Ti 900Mhz.... or will it be if so how that's a question not trying to start a fight just so you know :) 
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July 1, 2012 8:40:06 PM

I know you're not fighting. I am just defending his build. :p 
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July 1, 2012 8:42:39 PM

azeem40 said:
I know you're not fighting. I am just defending his build. :p 
o.k. fair enough :p 
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