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What does everyone think of this to run bf3?

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October 28, 2012 2:29:42 AM

Seeing as I am so new to all of this I thought the template would be the best option :D  Can you guys help me out?

Approximate Purchase Date: 26th of Dec 2012 to 12th Feb 2013

Budget Range: Anywhere from $750-$1500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (Gaming, watching movies, surfing the internet)

Parts Not Required: (keyboard, mouse,)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: See here is the thing, I found the entire thing on ebay and was wondering on any upgrades you guys would recommend. Here is the link: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/AMD-Eight-8-Core-FX-8150-3-6...

Country: Australia

Overclocking: Maybe if I find I am confident enough.

SLI or Crossfire: Yes just in case a game comes out that needs that sort of GPU power.

Monitor Resolution: (1920x1080)

Additional Comments: I would like a quiet PC and would you recommend any cheap 27 inch monitors as I want to run dual monitors and bf3 :) )
Sorry for my noobness guys but it is the first gaming rig I am looking at :D  NOTE: I AM IN AUSTRALIA :D 

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October 28, 2012 2:35:33 AM

I'm gonna say no mainly because of the 8150. It's bad for games.
Though the multi-core/module would help in BF3 multiplayer, I believe it's still not worth it since it's an older generation. I suggest looking for the FX-8320 instead.

Also, it's better if you come back here when the date of purchase is near since technology and prices change a lot and whatever is the most bang for your buck by next year would most likely be different already.
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October 28, 2012 2:40:35 AM

Look at a newer PC or consider building your own. You have plenty of time to learn, and it will save you some money.
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October 28, 2012 3:43:21 AM

Dupontrocks11 said:
Look at a newer PC or consider building your own. You have plenty of time to learn, and it will save you some money.

Build my my own? By buying seperate parts then screwing it all together? I would have no clue what to do!
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October 28, 2012 3:45:57 AM

excella1221 said:
I'm gonna say no mainly because of the 8150. It's bad for games.
Though the multi-core/module would help in BF3 multiplayer, I believe it's still not worth it since it's an older generation. I suggest looking for the FX-8320 instead.

Also, it's better if you come back here when the date of purchase is near since technology and prices change a lot and whatever is the most bang for your buck by next year would most likely be different already.

Ok thanks :)  What would you recommend besides the Fx 8320? Intel equivalent? :) 
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October 28, 2012 3:47:54 AM

i5-3450/3470(if no OC), and i5-3570K(if OC) for gaming and light multi-threaded programs.
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October 28, 2012 3:54:12 AM

building a computer is a lot easier than people who dont know how to do it think it is. square block in the square hole, circle block in the circle hole.

wouldnt be that hard for someone to walk you through it all.

on topic, thats a good pc for bf3. bf3 doesnt really care what processor you use so long as its strong enough. other games tend to prefer new intel cpus though.

the 7970 now beats out the gtx 680 in bf3 btw. whereas before bf3 seemed to prefer nvidia cards. catalyst 12.11 did amazing things for the 7000 series.
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October 28, 2012 4:02:09 AM

if I wanted to build one I suppose I could. I have a relative who is the IT boss for a company here in Aus. I could get him to help. I am not sure whether I would use it for much more than bf3. I have an xbox for other games. :) 
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October 28, 2012 4:05:54 AM

excella1221 said:
i5-3450/3470(if no OC), and i5-3570K(if OC) for gaming and light multi-threaded programs.

Yea I have read those in different threads saying they would be decent.
Which is better? Amd or intel?
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October 28, 2012 3:34:04 PM

Teacake96 said:
if I wanted to build one I suppose I could. I have a relative who is the IT boss for a company here in Aus. I could get him to help. I am not sure whether I would use it for much more than bf3. I have an xbox for other games. :) 

A gaming PC trumps and console used for gaming
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October 28, 2012 3:46:13 PM

intel, without question. not a fanboy. just giving it to you straight. in very heavy multithreaded apps amd does well, but for gaming there is just no comparison.
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October 28, 2012 3:48:10 PM

Teacake96 said:
Yea I have read those in different threads saying they would be decent.
Which is better? Amd or intel?

Most likely Intel.
Unless you're gonna make use of the Piledriver's multi-modules on stuff like BF3 multiplayer and video rendering, the 8320 would be a good CPU for that, and it performs fairly close to the i7.

But for single-threaded programs which are most games, the i5 would be better.
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October 29, 2012 10:30:57 AM

I would be using it mostly for BF3 multiplayer as it is kinda of hopeless on 360 with so little players. :D 
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November 3, 2012 9:12:10 PM

I would still go with Intel. Its just a rule of thumb for most gaming computers. Intel is better and there is no argument against that.
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November 5, 2012 7:46:18 AM

Dupontrocks11 said:
I would still go with Intel. Its just a rule of thumb for most gaming computers. Intel is better and there is no argument against that.

Yea I have made a completely new build which I will do myself. Its on my other thread at the bottom. Here http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tom... :) 
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November 13, 2012 10:19:40 PM

Looks pretty good! Always excited to see a build come together!
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