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August 3, 2012 7:38:09 AM

iBuyPower pre-built:

Case
NZXT Guardian 921 RB Gaming Case - Black w/ Red Light
Case Lighting
None
iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction
None
iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion
None
Processor
Intel® Core™ i5-3450 Processor (4x 3.10GHz/6MB L3 Cache)
iBUYPOWER PowerDrive
None
Processor Cooling
Certified CPU Fan and Heatsink
Memory
4 GB [2 GB X2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - Corsair or Major Brand
Video Card
AMD Radeon HD 6850 - 1GB - Single Card
Video Card Brand
Major Brand Powered by AMD or NVIDIA
Motherboard
ASUS P8Z77-V LX
Intel Smart Response Technology
None
Power Supply
600 Watt - Standard
Primary Hard Drive
500 GB HARD DRIVE -- 16M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive
Data Hard Drive
None
Optical Drive
24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black
2nd Optical Drive
None
Flash Media Reader / Writer
None
Meter Display
None
USB Expansion
None
Sound Card
3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard
Network Card
Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel) - 64-Bit
Keyboard
iBUYPOWER Standard Gaming Keyboard
Monitor
24" LED 1920x1080 -- Sceptre E246W-1080P (23.6 viewable) Save $60! FREE Upgrade from 22" Sceptre X220T-Naga
2nd Monitor
None
Speaker System
iBUYPOWER 2.1 Channel Stereo Super Bass Subwoofer Speaker System
Video Camera
None
Case Engraving Service
None
Warranty
3 Year Standard Warranty Service
Rush Service
Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee) - No Rush Service, Estimate Ship Out in 5~10 Business Days
Free Stuff
1 x [FREE Game Promo Pack] Tribes: Ascend Free with purchase of Intel i5/i7 CPU or Intel Motherboard or Intel SSD 180Gb or above
Power Protection
1 x Mighty Voltage Regulator - Opti-UPS SS1200-AVR
Mouse
1 x iBUYPOWER Standard Gaming Mouse Blood Red

Total: $963 before tax

What settings would I be able to play games like BF3 steadily at with at least 50+ fps? I'm trying to keep my price at under $1000 before tax. Please don't suggest to me to build a PC, I don't have the time to go hunting for parts, I don't know how to build a PC, I don't have the desire, patience or time to learn how to.

Thanks.

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August 3, 2012 7:56:55 AM

Are you getting it off the ibuypower website? Seems like a ripoff to me...
August 3, 2012 8:10:57 AM

MediDroid said:
iBuyPower pre-built:


Yep, I know that there are other means of getting it cheaper, just for a few reasons that i'm choosing to get it from iBuyPower. I just basically would like to know what settings i'd be able to run most games on fluidly (50+). I'm new to PC Gaming. :) 
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August 3, 2012 8:21:57 AM

Depends on which setting of BF3 are you playing.

I have i5 3570k (running at stock and about to O/C this weekend), ATI HD7870 , Asus P8Z77-V and G.Skill DDR3 2133 16GB ram and running BF3 on 1920x1080 at ultra setting without any issue.
August 3, 2012 6:16:18 PM

The 6850 isn't all that powerful. I would say medium settings. That really isn't a very good deal, you should be able to find a better prebuilt than that.

ttcboy said:
Depends on which setting of BF3 are you playing.

I have i5 3570k (running at stock and about to O/C this weekend), ATI HD7870 , Asus P8Z77-V and G.Skill DDR3 2133 16GB ram and running BF3 on 1920x1080 at ultra setting without any issue.


Yeah, my setup is similar to that. I don't have a K CPU though.
August 3, 2012 6:48:04 PM

The HD6850 will run BF3 on high at 1080p(no AA/MSAA, and just SSAO), around 40-55fps on most map configurations. Other than that, expect to game at high settings (note, high, not very high/maxed out) on most modern games with AA settings low.

Though, like many people already said, you would be paying too much. The rig value itself (without the OS/ other software, and the monitor) is about 500-600ish. I'd say, if you can get the same configuration for about 100-150 dollars cheaper, you will be getting a better deal.
August 3, 2012 7:12:24 PM

With my setup I play on High settings at 1920 x 1080 and never get below 40fps. On Ultra settings it goes to the 20s and 30s, so its not fluid to the eye.

With that same setup but instead using an HD 7850 you would see a great improvement. Also building it yourself would allow you to get that GPU without going over the top with the budget.
August 3, 2012 8:14:49 PM

Do you guys know of any other pre-built sites that could offer better deals?
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