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Cheapest possiable build that can run BF3 on ultra

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December 10, 2012 9:02:56 PM

Okay so I'm trying to build a gaming PC. I want it to be able to run top games like Battlefield 3 and Crysis 3 because If it can max those than any other game should'nt be a problem.

I heard that this is the best place to come for help on a PC build, This is my first build but I do know all the parts I need. but I dont need a monitor, everything else I need. The cheapest build I made was $909.88 at newegg.com It had a i5-3570k, a GTX 650, but I want to see if I can get it any cheaper.

Recap: I need this build to be AS CHEAP AS POSSIABLE. Under $1000

I need the build to have.

-CPU
-CPU Cooler
-Motherboard
-RAM
-VideoCard
-HardDrive
-OpticalDrive
-(Some people say I should use a sound card but if it doesnt matter dont add one)
-PowerSupply
-Computper Case
-Mouse
-Keyboard

Thanks for your help.
December 10, 2012 9:37:21 PM

I don't have time to suggest a full build right now but you should be able to get something much better than the GTX 650 at that budget. I'd shoot for at least the HD 7870, maybe even GTX 670.
December 10, 2012 9:45:30 PM

jmsellars1 said:
I don't have time to suggest a full build right now but you should be able to get something much better than the GTX 650 at that budget. I'd shoot for at least the HD 7870, maybe even GTX 670.


Are you sure I mean those things cost like $300 if not more...
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December 10, 2012 9:52:01 PM

tuoVout said:
Are you sure I mean those things cost like $300 if not more...


If a requirement is maxing out BF3, a gtx650 isn't going to cut it.
December 10, 2012 9:52:10 PM

Start with this cycle's $500 SBM build, but increase the CPU to an i5 (especially for BF3 multiplayer), and use a Z77 mobo so you can overclock the CPU if you ever want to. Get this cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... for only $20; it does as well as coolers up to twice the price.
Those three things will add another $250. You should then have enough left to increase the graphics card to a HD7870 or HD7950 and get a decent 550W PSU like XFX or another one built by Seasonic.
If you look at http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/do-it-yourself-buil... though, you may not need to increase the graphics card; if turning down one setting to less than Ultra saves you $200...well, the choice is yours. You did say "cheapest," so you could start with that $500 build and then only replace the CPU, with a locked i5-3470. Done.

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December 11, 2012 3:51:42 PM
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tuoVout said:
Are you sure I mean those things cost like $300 if not more...


Yeah easily, you could even fit the HD 7970 3GB Ghz Edition in there. That's the best single GPU card available as far as I'm aware.

i5-3570k
2x4GB Crucial Ballistix Sport 1333Mhz 1.5v C9
MSI Z77A-G41
Gigabyte HD 7970 3GB Ghz Edition
Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200RPM
Antec BP550 550W
Coolermaster HAF 912
LG DVD Burner

Total - $993.92 on Newegg


If you want to bring the price down, you could drop the GPU to the GTX 670 and PSU to 500W easily. You could get a cheaper case as well.
December 11, 2012 8:57:31 PM

jmsellars1 said:
Yeah easily, you could even fit the HD 7970 3GB Ghz Edition in there. That's the best single GPU card available as far as I'm aware.

i5-3570k
2x4GB Crucial Ballistix Sport 1333Mhz 1.5v C9
MSI Z77A-G41
Gigabyte HD 7970 3GB Ghz Edition
Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200RPM
Antec BP550 550W
Coolermaster HAF 912
LG DVD Burner

Total - $993.92 on Newegg


If you want to bring the price down, you could drop the GPU to the GTX 670 and PSU to 500W easily. You could get a cheaper case as well.


Nice, I think ill go with something like that. Thanks
December 11, 2012 9:00:12 PM

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