Mannn... All you need is a AM3+ 970a MoBo, 8gb ram 1600MHz, and the FX 4300. Ignore the guy talking about the i3. Im very happy with my Rig. And if you don't have a Quad Core in BF3 it actually removes a few characters in the game play lol. I'm not knocking the i3, it probably gets better FPS, but I preffer actual cores.