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October 29, 2012 7:53:27 AM

Case: Sharkoon T28 Green Case USB 3.0
GPU: Galaxy GeForce GTX 660 GC 2GB
OS: Microsoft Windows 8 64bit OEM
PSU: Antec VP450P 450W Power Supply
RAM: Corsair Vengeance CML8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3
Mothereboard: Gigabyte GA-H77M-D3H Motherboard
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB/BEBS SATA DVDRW Drive OEM
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB ST500DM002
Processor: Intel Core i5 3470

Is this build ok?
If possible I would like to save money in any area possible.
Any advice would be much apprecited
Also I will be purchasing the parts from here: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php

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October 29, 2012 9:20:44 AM

since you didn't write a budget i could probably give you 2 build INTEL and AMD idk what you like and you can choose BOTH run BF3 SMOOTHLY so don't worry :) 
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Build 1:- INTEL
CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($68.99 @ Mac Mall)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($25.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($209.98 @ NCIX US)
Case: Rosewill REDBONE ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($35.83 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $506.75
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Build 2:- INTEL (with core i3) why core i3? because in the pc above you WILL LAGG in BF3 Multiplayer in 64MAN MULTIPLAYER MATCHES :) 
CPU Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor $109.99

Motherboard ASRock B75M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $64.99

Memory Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $38.99

Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card $239.98

Case Rosewill REDBONE ATX Mid Tower Case $34.99

Power Supply Antec Basiq 500W ATX12V Power Supply $48.99

Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $15.99
(nothing much changed in this build i just threw in an upgraded PSU (450 to 500)
so you can Overclock. and i changed the CPU to an i3 and the mobo to a B75.
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AMD:-
CPU Intel Core i5-2300 2.8GHz Quad-Core Processor $179.99
Motherboard ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $39.99
Memory Pareema 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory $31.89
Storage Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.99
Video Card Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card $304.99
Power Supply Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply

PS:( in the AMD build you still need a case and an optical drive the total would be just above 670~)

ALL OF THOSE are capable of running BF3 on high/ultra smoothly but the first build would lagg in ONLY AND ONLY 64 MAN MULTIPLAYER MATCHES that means it wouldn't lagg if the match had 32 ;) 

Well,Enjoy
October 29, 2012 9:50:38 AM

PC Case Gear? So... you're from Australia eh? I strongly suggest you get an AMD graphics card then. The most expensive 7870s are cheaper than the cheapest 660s (non Ti). Nvidia's sort of competing against AMD's offerings from a tier above.
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October 29, 2012 9:51:45 AM

Oh, and i suggest you buy from MSY if you're anywhere near them. All their stuff is cheaper than PC Case Gear's.
October 29, 2012 10:08:15 AM

CustomPc said:
since you didn't write a budget i could probably give you 2 build INTEL and AMD idk what you like and you can choose BOTH run BF3 SMOOTHLY so don't worry :) 
------------------------------------------------------------
Build 1:- INTEL
CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($68.99 @ Mac Mall)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($25.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($209.98 @ NCIX US)
Case: Rosewill REDBONE ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($35.83 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $506.75
----------------------------------------------------------------
Build 2:- INTEL (with core i3) why core i3? because in the pc above you WILL LAGG in BF3 Multiplayer in 64MAN MULTIPLAYER MATCHES :) 
CPU Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor $109.99

Motherboard ASRock B75M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $64.99

Memory Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $38.99

Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card $239.98

Case Rosewill REDBONE ATX Mid Tower Case $34.99

Power Supply Antec Basiq 500W ATX12V Power Supply $48.99

Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $15.99
(nothing much changed in this build i just threw in an upgraded PSU (450 to 500)
so you can Overclock. and i changed the CPU to an i3 and the mobo to a B75.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
AMD:-
CPU Intel Core i5-2300 2.8GHz Quad-Core Processor $179.99
Motherboard ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $39.99
Memory Pareema 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory $31.89
Storage Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.99
Video Card Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card $304.99
Power Supply Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply

PS:( in the AMD build you still need a case and an optical drive the total would be just above 670~)

ALL OF THOSE are capable of running BF3 on high/ultra smoothly but the first build would lagg in ONLY AND ONLY 64 MAN MULTIPLAYER MATCHES that means it wouldn't lagg if the match had 32 ;) 

Well,Enjoy



Thanks for your reply!
I thinks I'll now rearange my original build based in some of the parts you suggested
Cheers! :D 
October 29, 2012 10:11:56 AM

dawei said:
PC Case Gear? So... you're from Australia eh? I strongly suggest you get an AMD graphics card then. The most expensive 7870s are cheaper than the cheapest 660s (non Ti). Nvidia's sort of competing against AMD's offerings from a tier above.


Oh ok thanks for the advice on the GPU.
As for shopping at MSY it looks like there's one around my area so I'll take a look at them in the very near future

And thanks again for the advice!
October 29, 2012 10:16:13 AM

kingsleym98 said:
Oh ok thanks for the advice on the GPU.
As for shopping at MSY it looks like there's one around my area so I'll take a look at them in the very near future

And thanks again for the advice!


try putting your hands on a 7870GHz Edition would serve you alot better :D 
October 29, 2012 10:23:59 AM

CustomPc said:
try putting your hands on a 7870GHz Edition would serve you alot better :D 


Ok, thanks!
(I'm quite new to pc building and it nice getting so much helpful advice :)  )
October 29, 2012 10:54:33 AM

kingsleym98 said:
Ok, thanks!
(I'm quite new to pc building and it nice getting so much helpful advice :)  )


I can't help with anything much right now we told you everything you need to know now its just a matter of choosing your parts (if you want you can tell me which parts you have in mind and i'll gladly tell you if those parts are worth it and if there is any changes you need to do and can you please tell me how much is your budget? because if you can tell me that i can give you a build just for the specifications that you ask for ;) 
!