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How well will I run BF3 With this setup?

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September 2, 2012 1:29:41 AM

How well will I run BF3 with is setup?

Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ghOv/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-4170 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Water 2.0 Performer 81.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($247.55 @ Newegg)
Total: $415.53

Thanks!! :D 

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September 2, 2012 2:09:04 AM

well I am going to assume that is not the whole setup lol...your total price doesnt inlude anything else besides those three components......but bf3 should run very well for you...what resolution are you going to be playing at?
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September 2, 2012 2:27:02 AM

drums101 said:
well I am going to assume that is not the whole setup lol...your total price doesnt inlude anything else besides those three components......but bf3 should run very well for you...what resolution are you going to be playing at?


Of course I already have the case and 8gb of ram, and a 700w psu, etc etc, I'm pretty sure at 1680x1050. I've also considered this too,

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Diamond Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $553.95

Will that work as well?

Oh and also the reason I'm upgrading is because I bought a barebones kit with a AMD phenom II x6 1045t, and a gt 520. So I hope you understand my struggle xD
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September 2, 2012 2:27:53 AM

ahh ok yea i do understand lol...and I would def go with the second setup you got the core i5 would do a much better job in games and the hyper 212 evo is a great aircooler will allow you to put a great oc on the chip.....for 1680x1050 you will be able to run bf3 maxed out no problem it will run very nice for you.
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September 2, 2012 2:36:13 AM

drums101 said:
ahh ok yea i do understand lol...and I would def go with the second setup you got the core i5 would do a much better job in games and the hyper 212 evo is a great aircooler will allow you to put a great oc on the chip.....for 1680x1050 you will be able to run bf3 maxed out no problem it will run very nice for you.


In ase you were wondering, this is my complete setup:

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: AMD Performance Edition 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($47.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: AMD Performance Edition 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($47.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($95.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Diamond Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Thermaltake VM400M1W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($88.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Cougar 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: HP 481041-B21 DVD/CD Drive ($97.55 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Samsung P2770FH 27.0" Monitor ($294.98 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1447.39
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September 2, 2012 2:37:30 AM

drums101 said:
ahh ok yea i do understand lol...and I would def go with the second setup you got the core i5 would do a much better job in games and the hyper 212 evo is a great aircooler will allow you to put a great oc on the chip.....for 1680x1050 you will be able to run bf3 maxed out no problem it will run very nice for you.


Ok thanks, but is the AMD FX- 4170 a good chip? What are the pros and cons compared to the i5-2500k?
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September 2, 2012 2:39:19 AM

the amd fx 4170 is a decent chip..recently amd has not really produced much that comes close to intels chips....the i5-2500k will smoke the fx 4170 any day and the i5 is known to be a great overclocker...with that cooler you can reach 4.2ghz easy. the price difference between the two is def worth it...i would only go with the fx 4170 if you are on a tight budget..even then I would consider looking at a comparable price intel chip
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September 2, 2012 2:39:49 AM

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September 2, 2012 2:42:20 AM

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In ase you were wondering, this is my complete setup:

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: AMD Performance Edition 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($47.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: AMD Performance Edition 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($47.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($95.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Diamond Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Thermaltake VM400M1W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($88.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Cougar 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: HP 481041-B21 DVD/CD Drive ($97.55 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Samsung P2770FH 27.0" Monitor ($294.98 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1447.39



why would you use* a k series chip on a b75 series mobo.
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September 2, 2012 2:48:01 AM

you will probably not get it to run that high with that cooler watercooling probably couldnt even get those speeds.
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September 2, 2012 2:52:18 AM

the highest you can go on it with Air is about 4.8-4.9GHz then you'll need water-cooling
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September 2, 2012 2:57:21 AM

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the highest you can go on it with Air is about 4.8-4.9GHz then you'll need water-cooling

Then I'll probably not oc at all as it really isn't needed with the 4170. But I'm still stuck between the 4170 and the i5 2500k. If I get the i5 I'm also gonna need a whole new mobo. Which one would you guys pick?
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September 2, 2012 2:58:21 AM

drums101 said:
the i5 for sure you will not be disappointed the difference in games is night and day...especially bf3 mp

Ok cool, but what motherboard should I get thats compatible with the i5-2500k?
Oh and should I get a gtx 550ti or the 7870. I'm kinda right on the budget, is it worth the extra money for a 7870?
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September 2, 2012 2:58:48 AM

the i5 for sure you will not be disappointed the difference in games is night and day...especially bf3 mp
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September 2, 2012 3:03:54 AM

yea its def worth it for the 7870...as far as motherboard goes how much would you be able to spend on it?
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September 2, 2012 3:49:37 AM

Thanks so much guys for you're help :)  here is what I plan on ordering now thanks to you guys.

Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8qHU/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($247.55 @ Newegg)
Total: $591.51
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September 2, 2012 4:03:51 AM

sounds like a fine plan
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September 2, 2012 4:05:07 AM

Great :D 
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September 2, 2012 9:26:29 AM

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