Are these specs good for battlefield Etc..

Hi im new to Gaming PC's and saw a PC with these specs on the net, just wondering if there any good, for playing games such as Battlefield and other Steam games.
P.S I have money left over if anything needs upgrading.

4.0GHz AMD FX 4100 Quad Core Bulldozer Processor
8GB of DDR3 1333Mhz Crucial Ballistix RAM
2000GB (2TB) Hard Drive Storage Space
ATI Radeon HD 6670 2GB Dedicated Graphics Card
Gigabyte 78LMT-S2P Motherboard & Drivers
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  1. It will be OK, maybe running bf3 on medium or low.

    I would reccomend switching to a intel CPU and getting a better graphics card.

    The system you have is OK but isnt very future-proof.

    Please feel free to ask any questions.

    dathtom
  2. Quote:
    It will be OK, maybe running bf3 on medium or low.

    I would reccomend switching to a intel CPU and getting a better graphics card.

    The system you have is OK but isnt very future-proof.

    Please feel free to ask any questions.

    dathtom


    Alright ill keep looking!
  3. How about these specs?
    Case : Venus Blue Gamers Style Midi Tower Case
    Motherboard : Gigabyte Z68 Motherboard Technology
    CPU : Intel I7 2600K Unlocked CPU
    Hard Drive : 1TB Sata Hard Drive
    Memory : 16gb DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card : Nvidia Geforce GTX 550TI 1gb GDDR5
  4. save on the processor and ram, i5 would work well with 8 gb, and then put the money towards a better graphics card, like a 560ti
  5. What resolution is your monitor?

    550ti is a bad card (many other options for better price to fps ratio)

    You don't need an i7 to run BF3, a i5 2500K would be more than enough.

    Take the $100 you save from not buying the i7 and get a better gpu to pair with the 2500K.

    7850 or 660ti would do well in BF3.
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    save on the processor and ram, i5 would work well with 8 gb, and then put the money towards a better graphics card, like a 560ti


    Alright so something like this one i found
    Case : Venus Blue Gamers Style Midi Tower Case
    Motherboard : Gigabyte Z68 Motherboard Technology
    CPU : Intel I5 2500K Unlocked CPU
    Hard Drive : 1TB Sata Hard Drive
    Memory : 16gb DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card : Nvidia Geforce GTX 560TI 1gb GDDR5
    Optical Drive : 24x Dual Layer Sata DVD Writer

    Its pre-built by the way and just under 800 euros, would that be a decent price?
  7. If you are unwilling to build it yourself, then I guess its the price you'll have to pay haha. What PSU is that including?? Thats a pretty important component thats being overlooked
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    If you are unwilling to build it yourself, then I guess its the price you'll have to pay haha. What PSU is that including?? Thats a pretty important component thats being overlooked


    750 Watt CIT Black Power Supply
  9. Avoid the Cit power supplies, thats the thing with those pre built systems they always cut corners on things like the PSU.
  10. Quote:
    Avoid the Cit power supplies, thats the thing with those pre built systems they always cut corners on things like the PSU.


    this x1000

    the power supply is the heart and blood of your system

    if your system has a weak heart in can fail/need to be replaced meaning you are spending more money in the long run replacing the poor quality psu with one that works. Hoping at the same time that the bad psu didn't destroy any other components along with it because its connected to everything in your system meaning you could possibly be having to buy a whole new system if your psu fails or just a new gpu or new mobo. Still alot of money will be wasted.

    get a nice 750W like the Rosewill HIVE and hold onto it for awhile.
  11. Alright i have looked around and decided to build one myself!
    Here are the specs tell me if there good etc.. Also i need to know what PSU i will need. And if there all compatible
    BTW im in ireland so if your suggesting better parts they cant be from America.
    Case:
    Sharkoon T28 ATX Midi Tower - Blue
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B006MT5C9W/ref=ox_sc_act_title_8?ie=UTF8&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

    GPU:
    Intel 3rd Generation Core i5-3570K CPU (4 x 3.40GHz, Ivy Bridge, Socket 1155, 6Mb L3 Cache, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0)
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007RUZKK6/ref=ox_sc_act_title_7?ie=UTF8&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

    Graphics:
    Asus 1GB GeForce GTX 560TI DirectCUII PCI-E Graphics Card
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004K8R8DA/ref=ox_sc_act_title_5?ie=UTF8&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

    Motherboard:
    Gigabyte SKT-1155 Z77-D3H Motherboard
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007KHROSC/ref=ox_sc_act_title_6?ie=UTF8&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

    Memory:
    G-Skill 8GBXL Ripjaws X for Intel Sandybridge Platforms DDR3 PC12800 1600MHz 8GB Kit
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004HZG4ZO/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?ie=UTF8&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

    PSU:
    Im unsure what PSU i need, could somebody please tell me what one or how i found out.
  12. Good, you made the right choice. It kills me to see some people buying those nasty pre-built systems. They are just worded to make you think they sound good.

    Yea your choice of parts is excellent.

    As for PSU, decent brands (corsair, seasonic, antec etc) over 500W will power that system.

    The corsair cx500 is usually a good choice budget wise wherever you go:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMPSU-500CX-Builder-Series-Supply/dp/B0045Y1EJ8/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1344013698&sr=1-2
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    Good, you made the right choice. It kills me to see some people buying those nasty pre-built systems. They are just worded to make you think they sound good.

    Yea your choice of parts is excellent.

    As for PSU, decent brands (corsair, seasonic, antec etc) over 500W will power that system.

    The corsair cx500 is usually a good choice budget wise wherever you go:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMPSU-500CX-Builder-Series-Supply/dp/B0045Y1EJ8/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1344013698&sr=1-2


    Okay and it will be able to power that build alright?
  14. Actually to be safe you should go with the cx600:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0050AFU46/ref=s9_simh_gw_p147_d0_i3?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1YWHV51E9A0CKJ2EHNDJ&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=317828027&pf_rd_i=468294

    It has 40a on the 12v rail which would suit you alot better, the ti version of the 560 uses alot more power and you may want to overclock that or the CPU in the future
  15. if you have a budget you shouldn't have to worry about switching processors while the fx 4100 isn't the best it'll handle whatever you throw at it decently for now. You could switch to a phenom iix4 and get a slight improvement for the same price but you should mainly focus on upgrading you video card to something more recent ide go with at least a 6850 but a 6870 will be able to handle really anything from now until maybe 2014 at least another year though for games almost maxed out.

    CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727

    GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161396
  16. get the seasonic S12II 520W or 620W PSU. It is a very good brand with high efficiency.
  17. Quote:
    if you have a budget you shouldn't have to worry about switching processors while the fx 4100 isn't the best it'll handle whatever you throw at it decently for now. You could switch to a phenom iix4 and get a slight improvement for the same price but you should mainly focus on upgrading you video card to something more recent ide go with at least a 6850 but a 6870 will be able to handle really anything from now until maybe 2014 at least another year though for games almost maxed out.

    CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727

    GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161396



    Do not listen to this at all, The phenon II 965 was a good processor its struggling now though, youll end up needing a new board when you release that intel is the way to go.

    How is a 6870 better than a 560ti especially the DCUII?
  18. HD 6870 WILL NOT handle everything maxed out. That is a lie.

    I'd suggest swapping the motherboard to this one:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-GA-Z77X-D3H-SKT-1155-Z77X-D3H-Motherboard/dp/B007KZQFEI/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1344030701&sr=1-1

    It's much better. Furthermore, I'd suggest you tell us your budget, so we could fix the entire build for you :).
  19. My budget is a total of 800 euros, the parts have to be from somewhere like amazon.co.uk, or a place where they ship to ireland
  20. Okay. Here goes nothing :).

    Processor: Intel Core i5 2500k 3.3 GHz - £167.00
    Processor cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - £25.90
    Motherboard: Gigabyte Z77X-D3H - £99.97
    Memory: Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 MHz 8GB (Kit of 2x4GB) - £36.85
    Graphics card: XFX Radeon HD 6950 1 GB GDDR5 - £144.80
    Hard drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 7200 RPM - £67.05
    Power supply unit: Corsair CX 600 - £53.95
    Case: Sharkoon T28 ATX Midi Tower - Blue - £50.84

    Total: £646.36 = €816.87
  21. Quote:
    Do not listen to this at all, The phenon II 965 was a good processor its struggling now though, youll end up needing a new board when you release that intel is the way to go.

    How is a 6870 better than a 560ti especially the DCUII?



    its not better its just a better value if its on a budget a 6870 would be able to handle bf3 on 1080p @ high settings some ultra ive done this myself. Yes the 560ti is a much better card but ive tested a 6870 on all current games and i havent seen it struggle on anything except for maybe metro 2033.

    and the phenom II 965 is out of date but its still a good processor if overclocked it should be future proofed for at least a year or two like i said.

    saving money with these parts would get him decent gaming preformance on the mid to hi end and give him enough budget room to upgrade his motherboard to like a sabertooth or maximVI and in that case be able to easily upgrade in any way he wants weather its crossfire more ram and not have a problem. Also since the bulldozer series wasnt the best product to hit the market but if amd sticks to the am3+ socket type any cpu upgrading will be simple enough also..
  22. What's the point of buying an expensive motherboard for AMD CPU? Sounds like waste of money..
  23. I'd like to stick with an intel CPU if possible, always done good for me
  24. Check my post above, how do you like that build? :).
  25. unlike $500 intel motherboards you can get the highest quality amd motherboard for like $300 and it will still have all the features the intel comes with.

    Im not bagging on intel because an intel setup obviously does claim top preformance for gaming but amd is runner up not by far but its also better for a budget pc. If he had $1500+ to spend ide recommend intel because the youde be able to make a kick ass pc but why spend more money on something that will still work ?
  26. i5 2500k is twice as fast as anything AMD has to offer for gaming. You don't need $500 motherboard. Why not get it if it fits his budget?
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    unlike $500 intel motherboards you can get the highest quality amd motherboard for like $300 and it will still have all the features the intel comes with.

    Im not bagging on intel because an intel setup obviously does claim top preformance for gaming but amd is runner up not by far but its also better for a budget pc. If he had $1500+ to spend ide recommend intel because the youde be able to make a kick ass pc but why spend more money on something that will still work ?


    The point is that he can now afford to go intel because he is building it himself rather than using some rip off ebay/amazon "gaming computer" seller. The parts you have advised him on will only dissapoint, in a years time hell drop back and have no room to move.

    You say 2014? By then end of this year/start of next year we will have seen games like crysis3/Far Cry3, fair enough the 560 might struggle a bit in these but its an all round better option to SLI if he needs it.
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    Okay. Here goes nothing :).

    Processor: Intel Core i5 2500k 3.3 GHz - £167.00
    Processor cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - £25.90
    Motherboard: Gigabyte Z77X-D3H - £99.97
    Memory: Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 MHz 8GB (Kit of 2x4GB) - £36.85
    Graphics card: XFX Radeon HD 6950 1 GB GDDR5 - £144.80
    Hard drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 7200 RPM - £67.05
    Power supply unit: Corsair CX 600 - £53.95
    Case: Sharkoon T28 ATX Midi Tower - Blue - £50.84

    Total: £646.36 = €816.87



    Alright i finalized one using some of you items. Went a small bit above the limit.

    Case:
    Sharkoon T28 ATX Midi Tower - Blue
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B006MT5C9W/ref=ox_sc_act_title_9?ie=UTF8&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

    Motherboard:
    Gigabyte SKT-1155 Z77X-D3H Motherboard
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007KZQFEI/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

    CPU:
    Intel Sandybridge i5-2500K Unlocked Core i5 Quad-Core Processor (3.30GHz, 6MB Cache, Socket 1155)
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004FA8NX2/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?ie=UTF8&smid=A2Y12N4E67PX9
    ill use the standard heat sink because i dont plan on overclocking

    GPU:
    Asus 1GB GeForce GTX 560TI DirectCUII PCI-E Graphics Card
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004K8R8DA/ref=ox_sc_act_title_8?ie=UTF8&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

    Memory:
    Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600MHz CL9 8GB DIMM Memory Module (Kit of 2)
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0037TO5C0/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&smid=A38UDII8M9Z5GS

    PSU:
    Corsair CMPSU-600CXV2UK Builder Series 600W Power Supply
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0050AFU46/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&smid=A17AS5ETPMZ9A1

    EXTRAS:

    Hard Drive:
    Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB SATAIII 6Gb/s 32MB Cache 3.5 Inch Internal Hard Drive - OEM
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00461LT6S/ref=ox_sc_act_title_5?ie=UTF8&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

    Optical Drive:
    Samsung SH-S223C 22x SATA DVD RW Writer Burner
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002YXVX7U/ref=ox_sc_act_title_6?ie=UTF8&smid=A17AS5ETPMZ9A1

    Total: £650.56 around €821

    Opinions? And is that a good deal?
  29. Great deal, but you forgot CPU cooler. You'll need it :). I also personally think that DVD drive is unneeded.
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