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July 13, 2012 6:05:54 PM

Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-3450 Processor (4x 3.10GHz/6MB L3 Cache)

Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 - 2GB

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 -- 2x PCI-E 3.0 x16, 4x USB 3.0

Memory: 8 GB [4 GB X2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - G.Skill Ripjaws X

Hard drive: 120 GB Intel 520 SSD - Single Drive

Power supply: 750 Watt - Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2 Free Upgrade to 850 Watt Corsair
CMPSU-850TXV2

Cooling: Liquid CPU Cooling System [SOCKET-1155] - Standard 120mm Fan

Case: NZXT Phantom Full Tower Gaming Case

Will this PC run games like Battlefield 3 at Medium-High settings with no lag?

How long will a CPU and GPU setup like this last me until it can no longer play games at that performance?

(Forgive me if I posted this inn the wrong place, i'm new here. :L)

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July 13, 2012 6:48:25 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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July 13, 2012 6:51:05 PM

that GT 640 is a horrible graphics card a 7850 would be a major improvement. also you want a separate hard drive for storage since the SSD is 120GBs.
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July 13, 2012 6:53:04 PM

Yep. Bad CPU, bad GPU. Just give us a budget and the site you want to use.
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July 15, 2012 2:56:56 AM

Hi, they are right but you can see for yourself easily. This reference (on the last page) breaks video cards into tiers. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

You can see the GT 640 is not strong. The rest of the system is very strong. You could make a strong gaming system out of it by adding a strong $200+ video card. Or you can hunt down a gaming system that starts with a good card.
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July 22, 2012 8:33:00 AM

kajabla said:
Yep. Bad CPU, bad GPU. Just give us a budget and the site you want to use.


Budget: $1000-$1300

Site: iBuyPower
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July 22, 2012 9:43:46 AM

cpu aint bad... but if not overclocking go for a h77 board
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July 22, 2012 3:53:34 PM

That's tough. I'd really like to fit in a 670, as they're by far the best value at the top of the GPU heap, but you can't fit in both a 670 and a data hard drive (in addition to the SSD) on $1300. Do you have any interest in getting by without an extra hard drive, on the SSD alone?
Here's a decent build minus the extra hard drive. If you don't already have a copy of Windows and need to fit it in on this budget too, you'll have to drop more things. http://www.ibuypower.com/Store/Intel_Z77_Core_i5_Config...
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