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$500 BF3 Ultra gaming rig

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October 8, 2012 6:55:22 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jJpM

I`m adding win7 home premium 64x + 1TB HDD on a 23' screen.


Anything to say about it, other then the cpu? I KNOW the PSU is good, don't tell me its not, :D  anything else though? Like compat issues?

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October 8, 2012 7:53:45 PM

StrangeInstance said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jJpM

I`m adding win7 home premium 64x + 1TB HDD on a 23' screen.


Anything to say about it, other then the cpu? I KNOW the PSU is good, don't tell me its not, :D  anything else though? Like compat issues?


I KNOW that psu is not good :lol:  It only has one pci-e cable and only has 15A on the +12v. It's not good enough to power a hd 7870.
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October 8, 2012 8:05:30 PM

Like said above, the power supply needs to be better, whether you want to hear it or not.
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October 8, 2012 9:11:20 PM

Can you reccommend me one thats for around 450-550 watts, thats under $40?
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October 8, 2012 9:41:59 PM

Not sure how the CX430 would power a 7870 though. The 7850 would run fine, but the 7870 might have issues.
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October 8, 2012 9:50:35 PM

The one part you should never EVER go cheap on is the power supply. If you want some good graphic card headroom for expansion a corsair 650 watt will do you nicely. At least for single card configs with requirements of 2 pci-e power connectors.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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October 8, 2012 9:53:52 PM

@Jr, thanks for letting me know about the combo :D  works perfect, as in its the same price as my psu+current case but its better quality, I just gotta hope its stilll like that on oct 22

Also, what could I do thats useful with 16b ram
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October 8, 2012 9:55:33 PM

It says I can get 2 extra fans optional, how do I say yes to that? (The case that comes with the combo)
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October 8, 2012 9:58:56 PM

Deemo13 said:
Not sure how the CX430 would power a 7870 though. The 7850 would run fine, but the 7870 might have issues.

it would work with a molex-6 pin adapter . . that i3 is under 65 watts (more like 40 watts) and the card runs ~145 watts. toss in the rest of the system and its under 250 when stressed.

had i bought a 7870 instead of an i5, i'd be running that right now myself. but work>gaming :p 
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October 8, 2012 11:59:29 PM

Rosewill does make good power supplies. Some arent up to snuff, but most are good.
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October 9, 2012 1:31:06 AM

We need more lube to bump up the post count!
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October 12, 2012 7:38:18 PM

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 912 combat ($49.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: MSI H77MA-G43 LGA 1155. ($89.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155. ($124.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5. ($139.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 4 GB (2x2) 1600mhz. ($28.90)
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-PC3-12800-1600m...

HDD: Western Digital WD Blue 500gb. ($69.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: XFX Core Edition PRO 550W 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified. ($59.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive: SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner 22X. ($16.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

TOTAL : $581
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October 12, 2012 7:58:40 PM

I feel 4 gigs isn't enough. 8 gigs preferred and you can do it for 12 dollars more then what you have. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also with the release of the 650Ti I would look into that more so then a 560ti superclocked which has a higher power requirement. Plus they have a promo for Assassins Creed 3 which if you liked you could hold onto if not you could sell it on ebay for some money.
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October 12, 2012 9:29:13 PM

wierd built :/ 
16 gigs of ram , i3 2100 , 7870 , 450 wat psu .......
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October 12, 2012 9:36:49 PM

mrdowntownkiller said:
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 912 combat ($49.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: MSI H77MA-G43 LGA 1155. ($89.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155. ($124.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5. ($139.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 4 GB (2x2) 1600mhz. ($28.90)
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-PC3-12800-1600m...

HDD: Western Digital WD Blue 500gb. ($69.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: XFX Core Edition PRO 550W 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified. ($59.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive: SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner 22X. ($16.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

TOTAL : $581



was commenting on this I know the OP build has 16 gigs in his build
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October 12, 2012 9:56:52 PM

btw 4 gigs is enough for any game @ ultra , 16 gigs on his build is pointless and an overkill.
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October 12, 2012 10:01:27 PM

4 gigs in general is a low amount of memory to throw into a windows 7 64bit machine. 8 to 16 gigs of ram seems to be the norm with 32 gigs being the higher amount. I just think its safer for him to stick to 16 gigs instead of taking up to slots with 2 gigs each.
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October 13, 2012 2:34:00 AM

I am running a server with like 10 tabs of google chrome open in the background of BF3, while this may only take up like 6GB of ram, it gives me room to keep hefty programs like minecraft and being able to rendering things while gaming.

Also its future-proofed for about 4 years.
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