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1680x1050 >50fps multiplayer ultra bf3 <$300 GPU needed

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August 7, 2012 4:17:40 PM

sirs,
hi i am building a new rig for myself which is long overdue since playing on a pc my friend gave me for free back in 2001/2002, it can barely do anything these days and i have decided its time to make a new one. my target end result is to be able to play multiplayer bf3 at over 50 fps on my 22 inch samsun with a resolution of 1680x1050. i am figuring that an machine that can run bf3 like that can do anything else i want just as nicely.

Also of note; i have been offered a hd4890 video card from a pal, which i could use to get me by, if its worth waiting longer for better options on cards.

any suggestions or insight shared would be greatly appreciated.
regards
gerry
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Approximate Purchase Date: before end of august

Budget Range: <€250 [~$300 // ~£200]

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming only

Are you buying a monitor: no

Parts to Upgrade: video card

Do you need to buy OS: no

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: none

Location: dublin, ireland

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: yes moderate

SLI or Crossfire: yes in future

Your Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050

Additional Comments: target = multiplayer ultra bf3 >50fps @ 1680x1050. To get as close to this as possible with a video card budget of $300 combined with the parts listed below.
Because I am unsure of video card I am not 100% sure on power supply and motherboard.
Have already purchased the two storage drives.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: been gaming on a friends charity pc since 2001/ 2002. building a whole new rig and its long overdue.

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Cpu
Intel Core i5-3570K S1155 3.4GHz 6MB
http://www.dabs.ie/products/intel-core-i5-3570k-s1155-3...
-[plan to oc to 4.0 / 4.2~]

cpu cooler
Zalman CNPS10X Performa Ultra-Quiet CPU Cooler
http://www.dabs.ie/products/zalman-cnps10x-performa-ult...

motherboard
MSI Z77A-GD65 S1155 Intel Z77 DDR3 ATX
http://www.dabs.ie/products/msi-z77a-gd65-s1155-intel-z...

memory
Corsair CMX16GX3M2A1600C11
http://www.cclonline.com/product/74521/CMX16GX3M2A1600C...

[ two 8 sticks so I have the option to have four 8 sticks at a later date]


storage

OCZ AGT3-25SAT3-60G
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/60gb-ocz-agility-3-ssd-2...

Seagate ST1000DM003
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1tb-seagate-st1000dm003-...

case
Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl Mid-Tower Case
http://www.dabs.ie/products/fractal-design-define-r4-bl...

power supply
Corsair 800 Watt GS Gaming Series High Performance 80+ Bronze ATX
http://www.dabs.ie/products/corsair-800-watt-gs-gaming-...
August 7, 2012 5:07:12 PM

pantar2205 said:
sirs,
hi i am building a new rig for myself which is long overdue since playing on a pc my friend gave me for free back in 2001/2002, it can barely do anything these days and i have decided its time to make a new one. my target end result is to be able to play multiplayer bf3 at over 50 fps on my 22 inch samsun with a resolution of 1680x1050. i am figuring that an machine that can run bf3 like that can do anything else i want just as nicely.

Also of note; i have been offered a hd4890 video card from a pal, which i could use to get me by, if its worth waiting longer for better options on cards.

any suggestions or insight shared would be greatly appreciated.
regards
gerry
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Approximate Purchase Date: before end of august

Budget Range: <€250 [~$300 // ~£200]

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming only

Are you buying a monitor: no

Parts to Upgrade: video card

Do you need to buy OS: no

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: none

Location: dublin, ireland

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: yes moderate

SLI or Crossfire: yes in future

Your Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050

Additional Comments: target = multiplayer ultra bf3 >50fps @ 1680x1050. To get as close to this as possible with a video card budget of $300 combined with the parts listed below.
Because I am unsure of video card I am not 100% sure on power supply and motherboard.
Have already purchased the two storage drives.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: been gaming on a friends charity pc since 2001/ 2002. building a whole new rig and its long overdue.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Cpu
Intel Core i5-3570K S1155 3.4GHz 6MB
http://www.dabs.ie/products/intel-core-i5-3570k-s1155-3...
-[plan to oc to 4.0 / 4.2~]

cpu cooler
Zalman CNPS10X Performa Ultra-Quiet CPU Cooler
http://www.dabs.ie/products/zalman-cnps10x-performa-ult...

motherboard
MSI Z77A-GD65 S1155 Intel Z77 DDR3 ATX
http://www.dabs.ie/products/msi-z77a-gd65-s1155-intel-z...

memory
Corsair CMX16GX3M2A1600C11
http://www.cclonline.com/product/74521/CMX16GX3M2A1600C...

[ two 8 sticks so I have the option to have four 8 sticks at a later date]


storage

OCZ AGT3-25SAT3-60G
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/60gb-ocz-agility-3-ssd-2...

Seagate ST1000DM003
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1tb-seagate-st1000dm003-...

case
Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl Mid-Tower Case
http://www.dabs.ie/products/fractal-design-define-r4-bl...

power supply
Corsair 800 Watt GS Gaming Series High Performance 80+ Bronze ATX
http://www.dabs.ie/products/corsair-800-watt-gs-gaming-...



id chuck most of it out

1:just get a regular heatsink like the hyper 212 evo. its cheap and good
2:id rather get a gigabyte z77x-ud5h since its just as much but has more features
3; cl11 ram? are you kidding me? id get something like gskill ripjaws x 1600mhz cl9 2x4gb instead. you wont ever need 32gb of ram unless you are doing computation tasks. 8gb is already too much for day to day use
4:agility 3 is bad. get something like samsung 830 128gb at scan for 76 pounds. much better performing and much more reliable
5:you will never need 800w. id get something like a xfx 650w instead.

a nice video card is a asus 7850. they sell for 190 pounds usually. if you want to get even more performance, id get something like a gigabyte gtx670 and it would max out all games out there at 1080p. the 7850 is a better option given that you are running only at 1050p
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