First PC Under $700, Ideas?

Hello everyone, my name's Cob and this is my first post in this forum. I am looking to build a gaming system that play Battlefield 3 at 1920X1080, regardless of whichever settings(low, high etc). I would love it to play in at least 45 FPS.
I already have Windows 7 Ultimate(From my good friend as a birthday gift) and I have all other peripherals needed(Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor).

I would be very grateful if you could recommend me a good PC under $700, and if you want to know where it is going to be shipped, it will be around Burnaby, BC Canada around the postal code V5G 1L7.

EDIT: I have chosen the processor, an Intel Core i5 2310. $230. And the Mobo is a Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 ATX LGA1155 Z68 DDR3 Motherboard. $100.

Total Comes to $330 For now. Please recommend me all other parts needed to build my PC.
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  1. don't build a gaming system on such a tight budget, i would reccomend atleast 1000$... and going with a 2500k/HD7870 system
  2. Just like you i builded my first gaming computer recently and decided to go with an i3. The difference is it onlly cost me 500$. For 10$ difference I recommand you going with an i5 3450. the ivy bridge will provide more performance than SB and if 3.1 is still not enough for you, you can still overclock it a little. Paired with a GA Z77 D3H it should pretty good. Now if you want to do gaming at 1920x1080 you should go with a pretty decent gpu. I personally went for an HD 6850 and it performs pretty well in all game at medium/high stetting in 1440x900 but i doubt it will be enough for you. A radeon hd 7850 is my recommendation. The grand total of this is 580$ and you still need a psu, case etc. so as nna2 said, you should wait until you get a little more money and buy the best components for you or you could buy an i3 2120 with the same mobo and an hd 6850 for 410 and upgrade later like i will do.
  3. No USername said:
    Hello everyone, my name's Cob and this is my first post in this forum. I am looking to build a gaming system that play Battlefield 3 at 1920X1080, regardless of whichever settings(low, high etc). I would love it to play in at least 45 FPS.
    I already have Windows 7 Ultimate(From my good friend as a birthday gift) and I have all other peripherals needed(Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor).

    I would be very grateful if you could recommend me a good PC under $700, and if you want to know where it is going to be shipped, it will be around Burnaby, BC Canada around the postal code V5G 1L7.

    EDIT: I have chosen the processor, an Intel Core i5 2310. $230. And the Mobo is a Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 ATX LGA1155 Z68 DDR3 Motherboard. $100.

    Total Comes to $330 For now. Please recommend me all other parts needed to build my PC.


    hmm.. BF3 @1080P Ultra.
    Well, That's easy..

    CPU: Intel Core i5 3450 $200
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116506

    MOBO: Asrock Z75 PRO3 $85
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157304

    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws 8GB 1600 $45 - $20 if downgrade to 4GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

    GPU: The Almighty 660Ti $300 -- confirmed! August 14th
    http://technewspedia.com/nvidia-geforce-gtx-660-ti-arrive-on-august-14-to-usd-300/

    HDD: Seagate 1TB $90
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148840

    PSU: Corsair CX600 $50 After Promo Code + MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028

    Case: Antec One Hundred USM $50
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129183

    Total... $810 to $830.

    Thats minimum if you want BF3 @1080P Ultra
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