$750 Battlefield 3 budget build

Alright, I guess I'll start by explaining what I hope to accomplish with this build. I'd like to record Battlefield 3 with fraps, smoothly at high settings, 1080p. That's the max load right there. Other than that, I'll be playing/recording games like Skyrim, Minecraft, Team Fortress 2, all at highest settings. If I am expecting too much, please let me know, but I honestly don't think I am.

Anyhow, onto the other stuff.

Purchase date: Yet to be determined. Probably next month.

Budget range: 750 dollar max.

System use: Gaming, schoolwork.

Do I need monitor? No. I have a tv with hdmi I intend to use.

Do I need OS? YES.

Preferred website for parts: newegg. But I will buy wherever I can get parts cheapest, so long as the company is reputable.

Location: Florida, United States

Parts preferences: None. Although the one part of this build I am rather non-negotiable on is the 7850 gpu. Seems like a pretty standard card. Anything less wouldn't quite accomplish what I want to, and anything more would start to err just a bit on the side of overkill. For now at least.

Overclocking: I do intend to OC the processor. Maybe the gpu somewhere down the road, if that's even possible. But this isn't a primary concern to me, as it will be one of the first parts to get upgraded.

Sli/Crosfire: No.

Monitor resolution: 1920 x 1080

Additional comments: None that haven't already been made.


Okay, so here's the build:

http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/

Any advice, thoughts, praise, or constructive criticism is welcome!
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  1. Build looks absolutely perfect. I recommend that build or something very similar to alot of people. Just so you know, the 7850 can overclock very well. Just download MSI Afterburner and all you have to do is slide a bar to overclock it. Hope you get this system, its really nice.
  2. Good build, but spend a few bucks more and get 1600 RAM.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/mushkin-memory-996995
  3. zared619 said:
    Build looks absolutely perfect. I recommend that build or something very similar to alot of people. Just so you know, the 7850 can overclock very well. Just download MSI Afterburner and all you have to do is slide a bar to overclock it. Hope you get this system, its really nice.


    Alright, thanks for the confirmation! :)
  4. what is the build? the link to the pcpartpicker has no components, im interested in this build by the way as a gift to my brother on his birthday...
  5. I realized you linked to the PC Part Picker empty parts list instead of the ones you picked out. That's on the left hand side.

    Here's what I would suggest:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($192.97 @ CompUSA)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($68.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.84 @ Amazon)
    Total: $753.80
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-22 01:58 EDT-0400)
  6. That build has waaay more CPU than it should. The 7770 is card that barely plays BF3 fluently with higher settings.
    Follow this http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7770-7750-benchmark,3135-6.html

    He needs a 7850. In reference to my earlier post, if the link was empty, that means i viewed one of my previous builds on pc part picker, which is why I thought it was so great. So I will post a link to that build.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ibmQ

    It comes out to $800. If you wanna get down to your $750 price range, just drop the SSD.
  7. zared619 said:


    was this the build that the thread starter mention above? thank you cause his link is empty eh
  8. I am not sure if it is the same build that the thread starter had. If his link was empty, when I clicked on it, pcpartpicker showed me one of MY builds. Not his. If it is the same, then its a great build.
  9. okay thanks man, gonna buy soon,..
  10. tukbol7 said:
    okay thanks man, gonna buy soon,..

    No problem.
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