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August 17, 2012 7:11:05 AM

Hello, this is my first gaming build and i am looking to play BF3 on Ultra settings with at least 50 fps do you think this will get the job done?

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/eQMZ
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/eQMZ/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/eQMZ/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($324.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Enermax ETD-T60-VD 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($224.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($87.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 950W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($49.98 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1632.87
Thanks!

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August 17, 2012 8:43:56 AM

I would drop to an i5 - the i7 won't improve games enough to justify the price difference.

Other than that it looks good to me, although you could go for a cheaper motherboard.
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August 17, 2012 9:09:59 AM

Better build to achieve your needs and cost less to PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($207.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1502.89
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-17 05:08 EDT-0400)
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August 17, 2012 9:12:32 AM

In 1920x1080 it will do 50+ fps.
Quick thoughts:
If you don't do any cpu intensive tasks like video encoding then i5-3570k is enough for gaming. 16GB of memory is an overkill for gaming. 8GB is more than enough.

This gives you $140 to spend on:
Better graphics card - GTX680 or almost 660ti in SLI (50 bucks short)
or better monitor, maybe 27" and 120Hz.

Last two things, change that power supply for a quality product like corsair tx750.
Both Enermax cooler and EVGA 670 are loud components. For video card try gigabyte windforce or MSI twinfrozr.
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August 17, 2012 9:14:22 AM

tomiscool12 said:
Hello, this is my first gaming build and i am looking to play BF3 on Ultra settings with at least 50 fps do you think this will get the job done?

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/eQMZ
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/eQMZ/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/eQMZ/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($324.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Enermax ETD-T60-VD 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($224.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($87.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 950W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($49.98 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1632.87
Thanks!


A couple of things id do with that ...

Swap the i7 for the i5 3570k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Swap the Enermax Cooler for a Hyper 212 EVO with a 2nd fan (push pull)..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Swap the Sabertooth mobo for one of these...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Swap the SATA 2 HDD for a SATA 3...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Swap the Antec case for this one...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Swap the 950 w PSU, way overkill....
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

So where you have saved money on needless tech you have invested in a better more future proof PC case and a better quality PSU.
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August 17, 2012 9:23:20 AM

The PSU is of quality no need to change it just get the 750W model it comes with a seven year warranty and is 80 PLUS Silver it's built by Sirtec very highly reviewed power supplies and are easily recommendable.It is also on sale right now. I have used the psu in many builds and never one issue i'd also add my brother in law is using the same psu with two 680's in sli no problems at all.
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August 17, 2012 9:31:17 AM

You call that a mid range gaming rig!? :heink: 
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August 17, 2012 11:53:56 AM

amuffin said:
You call that a mid range gaming rig!? :heink: 


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August 17, 2012 6:08:27 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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August 17, 2012 6:20:35 PM

amuffin said:
You call that a mid range gaming rig!? :heink: 

Then come up with your own. :p 
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