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July 2, 2012 10:27:39 AM

I have 5 pc specs i want to know what is the best here it is


PC SPECS 1

I5 2500-
Powercolor hd 6870-
Western digital caviar blue 500gb-
Corsair cx500
ZALMAN Z9
G.skill Sniper 8gb 2x4 1333
Lg dvd burner 24x dvd+r
Asus p8h61

PC SPECS 2

FX-8150
HD 6870
MSI 880-GM
Western digital caviar blue 500gb
Corsair cx500
ZALMAN Z9
G.skill Sniper 8gb 2x4 1333
Lite-on dvd burner 24x dvd+r


PC SPECS 3


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


PC SPECS 4
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 
 MSI 760GM-P23 (FX) AM3+ 
Crucial Ballistix sport 4GB 
EVGA 015-P3-1480-KR GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) 1536MB 
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALS 1TB 
Rosewill CHALLENGER Black 
CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 
LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer



PC SPECS 5
I3 2120
HD 7850 XFX CORE EDITION 2GB
Antec BP550 550 watt psu
ANTEC THREE HUNDRED CASE
LITE-ON DVD Burner
G.SKILL RIPJAWS X 8GB
asus p8b75
Seagate barracuda 500gb



There i just want to know what will run bf3 the best on 1920x1080 resolution thanks :sarcastic: 

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July 2, 2012 10:45:07 AM

Definitely either PC 1 or PC 2.

I'm personally an AMD fan so would go for 2, though some would disagree. :p 

I might also throw in a suggestion about an SSD :p 

But that's entirely your call
July 2, 2012 10:53:02 AM

1,3,4,5 all better than 2
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July 2, 2012 11:01:05 AM

PC3 should be best for BF3
July 2, 2012 1:13:19 PM

PC 1,3 or 5:
1- Good CPU and good GPU, but looks less powerful when looking at other GPUs from other build

3- because i5 balances a GTX 480 well, but i'm concerned about the 500Watt PSU, though good quality.
the only con is that GTX 480 produces a lot of heat, and has high power consumption. If you can manage it go for it.

5- i3-2120 though may seem a little underpowered but it is good enough not to bottleneck the 7850. Also 7850 being based on 28nm manufacturing process are more power efficient, and perform better . In terms of performance it is almost equal to GTX 480 but much more power efficient.

the i3 chip will run Battlefield 3 as will i5 chip. Have a look. So you might want to go with GPU horse power:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/battlefield-3-graph...
July 2, 2012 1:53:16 PM

for me pc 3 just change your psu ...
July 2, 2012 2:03:44 PM

In multiplayer maps and also from the new expansion Close Quarters you will really need a quad core, so any of those builds are pretty much good enough. I would go for the PC # 3

A real Quad core would make a huge diference in multiplayer maps.

And the GTX 480 performs just about the GTX570 which at the same times is better than HD6870 and the GTX570/GTX480 it's about the same as HD7850 but consume more and makes more heat. With that case that wont be a huge problem.

I would suggest, get for Build #3 a good quiality PSU with 550W or more and most important 40/45Amps in the 12v Rail.
July 3, 2012 7:11:36 AM

horaciopz said:
In multiplayer maps and also from the new expansion Close Quarters you will really need a quad core, so any of those builds are pretty much good enough. I would go for the PC # 3

A real Quad core would make a huge diference in multiplayer maps.

And the GTX 480 performs just about the GTX570 which at the same times is better than HD6870 and the GTX570/GTX480 it's about the same as HD7850 but consume more and makes more heat. With that case that wont be a huge problem.

I would suggest, get for Build #3 a good quiality PSU with 550W or more and most important 40/45Amps in the 12v Rail.

Will a cx600 do it?
July 3, 2012 7:15:59 AM

Yes as will the 500W unit.
July 3, 2012 8:09:20 AM

But what is the best pc for the buck all of that is 700-750 dollar build what is the best for bf3 and will it run bf3 on high-ultra with a good framerate
July 3, 2012 10:52:27 AM

dont just focus on one game... because there are games out there that needs more power than BF3 like the witcher 2.. you should focus on a rig that will last longer...
July 3, 2012 11:27:49 AM

kramkat said:
dont just focus on one game... because there are games out there that needs more power than BF3 like the witcher 2.. you should focus on a rig that will last longer...

I think the newest game i will play is the bf3 only i will also play serious sam,bfbc2,and other fps games will that last long
July 3, 2012 1:26:13 PM

If meant this CX600

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

You will be set. It's a good quality PSU, enough Amps on 12v rail and plenty of Wattage for upgrades or adding HDD, fans or anything you want without worry. And also comes with enough PCI Express power conectros (2) 6+2 pin, which leads you to the correct use of it, so you wont be forced to use those Molex to 6 pin adapters.

Well you are golden for Bf3 and many other games, FPS, MMORPG or simulators. With that setup you will last gaming a couple of years.
July 4, 2012 9:27:43 AM

horaciopz said:
If meant this CX600

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

You will be set. It's a good quality PSU, enough Amps on 12v rail and plenty of Wattage for upgrades or adding HDD, fans or anything you want without worry. And also comes with enough PCI Express power conectros (2) 6+2 pin, which leads you to the correct use of it, so you wont be forced to use those Molex to 6 pin adapters.

Well you are golden for Bf3 and many other games, FPS, MMORPG or simulators. With that setup you will last gaming a couple of years.

Thanks you very much for the information sir 1 last question will the gtx 480 run hot that will cause my rig to shutdown automatically because of overheating?
July 4, 2012 12:28:30 PM

The GTX480 may sit at 80~90C but it max in gaming in a warm place. At full load stressing it gets up to 100C. But Thats fine for THAT card.

Normally everybody is used to GPU temperatures about 50~70C Load temperature and 90ish C for that cards looks kinda too much and dangereous, but there wont be problem, heat will be taking out of the case and the card will run fine, having a well ventilated case will help lowering a couple of degrees.
July 5, 2012 9:07:38 AM

horaciopz said:
The GTX480 may sit at 80~90C but it max in gaming in a warm place. At full load stressing it gets up to 100C. But Thats fine for THAT card.

Normally everybody is used to GPU temperatures about 50~70C Load temperature and 90ish C for that cards looks kinda too much and dangereous, but there wont be problem, heat will be taking out of the case and the card will run fine, having a well ventilated case will help lowering a couple of degrees.

Is the ZALMAN Z9 ok for the gtx 480 will it run bf3 maxed out with a good framerate maybe high But what setting do you suggest
July 5, 2012 2:03:25 PM

Yeah, that zalma Z9 is a pretty good choice, it comes with all the features that you need, also adding a side vent fan will help your GTX480 to run cool... In general its a solid case with good cooling.

And for Battlefield, you surely will run it at High 1080p, ultra at lower resolutions in multiplayer. You can even try Ultra at 1080p but it depends how comfortable you feel with FPS.
July 5, 2012 10:06:20 PM

I would rather get the NZXT 210 Elite imo :o 
July 6, 2012 8:35:59 AM

horaciopz said:
Yeah, that zalma Z9 is a pretty good choice, it comes with all the features that you need, also adding a side vent fan will help your GTX480 to run cool... In general its a solid case with good cooling.

And for Battlefield, you surely will run it at High 1080p, ultra at lower resolutions in multiplayer. You can even try Ultra at 1080p but it depends how comfortable you feel with FPS.

If it can play on ultra im good with 25+ fps will that do it
July 6, 2012 10:04:45 AM

paolo220 said:
If it can play on ultra im good with 25+ fps will that do it


I play 2x 670s all day and I get a better bf3 gaming experience/look/feel without motion blur/hbao/ssao/maxed textures.

I used to play it maxed with everything cranked up, then I learned it just makes the game look shittier. You need to see who you are shooting at in an fps, with HBAO that helps a ton. Motion blur is pointless. Maxing the in game textures doesn't improve quality but does tax the system. Pretty much you could say ultra everything cept for the things I listed above that improve fps and gameplay :) 


So yeah I can play BF3 on a single 6950 "ultra'd" without MSAA, with both 670s I can do it with 4x MSAA and FXAA and High Quality textures in control panel.

Vsync ofc

hottest my top 670 gets is 56C :o 

Vsync/Adaptive Vsync = blessing ;p
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