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October 28, 2012 11:04:12 PM

I need a good pc build that can paly bf3 and ac3 and all the latest games but i dont need to play them on ultra?

Approximate Purchase Date: whenever

Budget Range: 800 before shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Are you buying a monitor:No


Parts to Upgrade: nothing

Do you need to buy OS: Yes but not in price range

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.ca

Location: Canada

Parts Preferences: intel cpu

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1024x768, i think thats what im getting

Additional Comments: can play ac3 and bf3, but not on ultra

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: my laptop is not good, wants to have something good

More about : good build 900

October 28, 2012 11:14:35 PM

You could have a decent rig for that cash.
Cpu.. Intel 3570K OR 2500K
GPU.. HD 6950 Will run bf3 on ultra and they arent that dear.
Psu .. 700w for possible crossfire down the line.
Mobo.. Again just type in motherboard 1155 and take your pick in google but of course if you want crossfire you will pay more for x8 dual mode for gpus to run faster.
Ram.. 1333mhz ram is fine you can get that cheap now
Hdd.. Seagate 1tb would do. Prices have droped for hdd because of ssd's are getting more popular.

When building a pc its all about what you want its good getting advice but the best thing you can do is research cpus psus gpus and see what suits you. I jusy you tubed to see reviews and decided what i wanted from peoples experiance. I hope you have a great build mate.


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October 29, 2012 1:04:19 AM

Something along these lines might suit.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ NCIX)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($31.05 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.99 @ NCIX)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.61 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Canada Computers)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($228.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($48.08 @ DirectCanada)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Canada Computers)
Total: $905.67
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
As previous poster pointed out, if you wanted to add a 2nd GPU, in crossfire, you would need a 700w or 750w power supply, which would take you slightly over budget, but some minor savings (eg cheaper case) could be made.
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October 29, 2012 1:10:05 AM

malbluff said:
Something along these lines might suit.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ NCIX)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($31.05 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.99 @ NCIX)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.61 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Canada Computers)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($228.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($48.08 @ DirectCanada)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Canada Computers)
Total: $905.67
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
As previous poster pointed out, if you wanted to add a 2nd GPU, in crossfire, you would need a 700w or 750w power supply, which would take you slightly over budget, but some minor savings (eg cheaper case) could be made.




how good would this run? i think i might get it
October 29, 2012 1:23:17 AM

malbluff said:
Something along these lines might suit.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ NCIX)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($31.05 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.99 @ NCIX)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.61 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Canada Computers)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($228.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($48.08 @ DirectCanada)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Canada Computers)
Total: $905.67
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
As previous poster pointed out, if you wanted to add a 2nd GPU, in crossfire, you would need a 700w or 750w power supply, which would take you slightly over budget, but some minor savings (eg cheaper case) could be made.

What about downgrade the CPU to get a better GPU?, i think that way the build may last a bit longer, correct me if im wrong.
October 29, 2012 1:28:01 AM

Make sure you have low profile ram if your going to use that cooler. Corsair Vengeance usually has the big heatsinks on them and the Hyper 212 might not fit.
October 29, 2012 9:13:58 AM

sheepsnowadays said:
Make sure you have low profile ram if your going to use that cooler. Corsair Vengeance usually has the big heatsinks on them and the Hyper 212 might not fit.

Those are the low profile CML version. I don't know why Corsair still call them Vengeance, it can be confusing.
October 29, 2012 9:19:44 AM

Hiii said:
What about downgrade the CPU to get a better GPU?, i think that way the build may last a bit longer, correct me if im wrong.

OP could save money by reducing CPU to, say, i5-3470 and losing aftermarket cooler, but that would reduce performance, and wouldn't free enough to jump to HD7970, or GTX670, which would give enough of a performance boost to make it worthwhile, plus the HD7870 overclocks quite well. I think this is the best balance, at the price point.
October 29, 2012 9:26:28 AM

buddenbmx said:
how good would this run? i think i might get it

As an example,

Battlefield 3 1080p Ultra FXAA-High- You should achieve average frame rates well into the 60's. More, possibly, with driver updates, and overclocking.
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