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August 30, 2012 10:50:25 PM

Hello, I was wondering if this system run Bf3 at ultra settings.
Processor: AMD FX-6100
GPU: HD 7870 2GB
MOTHERBOARD:ASUS M5A97

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August 31, 2012 7:18:50 AM

Thanks for the video!
It really helped me get an idea of what that Graphics card performs like.
Any suggestions on other cards at a cheaper price that can run the game at ultra would be greatly appreciated.
I am trying to make the build as economical as possible.
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a b V Motherboard
August 31, 2012 2:12:11 PM

^

No you can't. Unless you want to play a slideshow.
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August 31, 2012 10:01:55 PM

Well in my build I am going to have an AMD FX-6100 CPU, so wont that help the Video Card?

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a b V Motherboard
August 31, 2012 10:56:27 PM

FX-6100 is actually pretty bad gaming CPU. Not only that, it's more expensive than better ones. I wouldn't buy it if you didn't yet.

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/gaming-cpu-review-overclo...

You'd want at least core i3. If you want to play Battlefield 3 on ultra, I'd advice to get i5-2500k or even i5-3570k.
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a b V Motherboard
September 1, 2012 2:12:28 PM

That is not ultra settings. Far from it.
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September 1, 2012 2:16:20 PM

Sunius said:
That is not ultra settings. Far from it.


true,but he is running crossfire and eyefinity...and for that CPU,it is still running pretty smooth.
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a b V Motherboard
September 1, 2012 2:20:14 PM

Resolution doesn't affect CPU usage. Though, once you crank up settings, it goes up.
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a b V Motherboard
September 1, 2012 2:25:41 PM

I don't know, I personally trust Tom's benchmarkers than some random Youtube video that doesn't even show the settings used or frames per second/GPU usage overlay. i3 is still better AND cheaper.

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September 1, 2012 2:34:50 PM

well,I dont trust any benchmarkers,I trust real world tests,done by people that actually own and use the hardware.Like yourself,if i wanted to know how the 2600k was,I would trust your answer more than any review site,only because you use it day to day.

i would still like to see a non-bias test where they build a mix of sealed systems using amd/nvidia/intel,and seeing how many people actually guess right on what there playing on.
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a b V Motherboard
September 1, 2012 2:46:21 PM

What's wrong with tests like those is that they very often claim to use higher settings than they are really using. I call BS on HD 6870 doing ultra at 45 fps because my GTX 560 Ti is much stronger and struggles at 30-35.
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September 2, 2012 5:31:06 AM

I am building my PC from a website called cyberpowerpc.com sure you have heard of it. Since you guys did not recommend the FX-6100 i am trying to decide between the i5 3570k and i5 3570. i am not sure about the 3570k because i don't know how to overclock and i am afraid to have the cpu OC it and then break it. I will post my final pc specs (of the build) as soon as i get a response on the CPU and you guys can tell me what you think.
Thanks
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September 2, 2012 12:26:33 PM

ppl have to search videos with FPS on the screen like this one, he has a better CPU/GPU and doesnt even get 45, but some how the fraps take like 10-15fps away from your regular result
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_5XtOQqgpw 3570k+hd7870
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-s9q1mJgTck 2500k+hd7950oc

here u can see a better example of what you will get

Edit: dont pay atention to Intel fanboys... i know the videos i have show are with intel CPU, i dont have time to find the ones with AMD CPU
u will be fine with any FX CPU trust me
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a b V Motherboard
September 2, 2012 2:01:16 PM

No he won't. It will bottleneck harder than Intel Pentium.

Anyway.

i5-3570k is a great addition, because even if you don't overclock now, when comes time to upgrading the CPU you can choose: overclock your current CPU to get it last 1 more year, or buy a new one. I'm certain it's worth getting K series CPU :) .
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September 2, 2012 3:11:58 PM

but he wont bottleneck a 7850 at all with the FX6100.

I was considering a build (I always run 2 gaming rigs)to an Intel,however I just didnt like what I was reading on the ivy bridge,if i did go intel,I would probably go with a 2500K.
Now with that being said,I dont believe the FX line up is as bad as people would like others to believe.


AMDman,what is you budget at cyberpower? and second,have you thought about building your own instead?
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September 2, 2012 4:21:03 PM

6 core FX CPU will pull this game just fine. BF 3 can use all those cores. My 1100T plays it with 60% load on all 6 cores at 60 FPS.

I think that video card might be a slight bottleneck and might keep u away from 60 FPS, but if u turn off anti aliasing, you should be in 50-55 FPS zone which is very playable. If you still think of getting those parts, video card might be one thing to shell out on. HD 7950 would make a worthy card for that game.

Good luck!
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September 2, 2012 7:32:16 PM

My budget is $1600. As for building my own i have thought about it but i am not good with all the computer parts and do not want to damage any components while building it, so il leave it to the pros.

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September 2, 2012 7:43:54 PM

These are my final specs before i order my pc. Maybe you guys can give me some tips on what to change if you think it would be better.


Case:NZXT Tempest 210 Mid-Tower Gaming Case

CPU:i5 3570k

GPU::AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB

RAM:4GB (2GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Corsair dominator

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Intel Z77

1TB Gaming Western Digital VelociRaptor

Boot drive:120 GB OCZ Agility 3

CPU cooler:Cooler Master V6 GT CPU Cooler

Corsair CMPSU-600CXV2 Builder Series CX600 V2 80 Plus: 600watts

I pre overclocked the cpu from the website (requested) Performance Overclock 10%.

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a b V Motherboard
September 2, 2012 8:10:47 PM

Sounds great :) . Though, I wouldn't buy the 10% overclock. You can do that yourself in 2 minutes.
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September 2, 2012 8:23:53 PM

A few changes:

Case: NZXT Tempest 210 Mid-Tower Gaming Case [-12] (Black Color)

CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-3570K 3.40 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)

Cooling Fan: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Dual Standard 120MM Fans (Push-Pull) [+9])

Motherboard: [CrossFireX/SLI] ASUS Sabertooth Z77 Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ Lucid Virtu MVP, TUF Thermal Armor, 7.1 HD Audio, Intel GbLAN, Display Port, 3x PCIe x16 (2 Gen3, 1 Gen2) & 3x PCIe x1 (All Venom OC Certified) [+166]

Memory: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair Vengeance)

Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [+331]

Power Supply Upgrade: * 750 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2 80 Plus Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready [+71]

Hard Drive: 120 GB OCZ Agility 3 SATA-III 6.0Gb/s SSD - 525MB/s Read & 500MB/s Write [-22] (Single Drive)

Data Hard Drive: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+99] (Single Drive)

Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
Keyboard: AZZA Multimedia USB Gaming Keyboard

Mouse: AZZA Optical 1600dpi Gaming Mouse with Weight Adjustable Cartridge

Operating System: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium [+104] (64-bit Edition)

Service: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT

total cost at cyberpower-$1462

the velociraptor is a waste,money better spent on better products.Not to mention they have a free upgrade for labor day weekend to a 7970.
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September 2, 2012 9:14:41 PM

That set up is perfect. Up to date and still good value. Have fun in BF 3!
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September 2, 2012 9:19:04 PM

Thank you all for the help. I Have made the changes to my pc and shoud get here in 5 to 10 business days.
BTW Earnie i upgraded to the 7970 at no xtra cost, should not have any problems with graphics.
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September 2, 2012 9:24:17 PM

amdman599 said:
Thank you all for the help. I Have made the changes to my pc and shoud get here in 5 to 10 business days.
BTW Earnie i upgraded to the 7970 at no xtra cost, should not have any problems with graphics.



good luck and congrats.
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September 3, 2012 6:50:24 AM

no extra cost u says eh?
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September 3, 2012 12:28:12 PM

cgner said:
no extra cost u says eh?


labor day weekend sale,
free upgrade 60G to 120G vertex 3
free upgrade from 1TB to 2 TB hard drive
free upgrade from 7950 to 7970

you take what you can get! :D 
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September 3, 2012 4:08:10 PM

very nice.
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