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Need rig specs that can run BF3 on max settings.

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January 11, 2013 2:51:18 AM

So, I've really been wanting to build a computer. My Current setup isn't that bad since most of the games I play are Source games, but I want to play BF3.
I have no budget limit in mind but I don't want to overclock either.

My setup is the following:
OS:Windows XP (32 bit)
RAM: 3 GB
Video Card: GeForce 8400 GS
CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+
Hard Drive: 500 GB
Mother Board: AN52S

I need the following suggested parts with links please:
New Monitor
Case
Video Card
RAM
Hard Drive: I'm sure I'll go TB for storage
OS: Already Decided on Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
Mother Board

Thank You. :) 
January 11, 2013 2:58:36 AM

Need budget before we can suggest parts. Also you don't need to waste money on Windows 7 Ultimate - get a Home Premium license and spend the difference on upgrading the GPU.
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January 11, 2013 3:01:00 AM

g-unit1111 said:
Need budget before we can suggest parts. Also you don't need to waste money on Windows 7 Ultimate - get a Home Premium license and spend the difference on upgrading the GPU.



Well I don't have a set price range, It doesn't really matter but I guess between $1500-$2500.

And I want Ultimate so that my XP discs are still compatible with my computer.
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January 11, 2013 3:08:41 AM

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And I want Ultimate so that my XP discs are still compatible with my computer.


If you have a reason to get Ultimate that's one thing - but Pro should handle everything that Ultimate does, I run several XP legacy programs off my copy.

For $1500 here's what I would suggest:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($192.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.25 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($389.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($389.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1772.01
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-11 00:07 EST-0500)

Then add whatever monitor, OS and anything else you need. Peripherals like monitors and keyboards and mice are personal preference items - I leave that out in the open.
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January 11, 2013 3:10:19 AM

xp disks are still compatible? do you need monitors?
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January 11, 2013 3:17:09 AM

g-unit1111 said:
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And I want Ultimate so that my XP discs are still compatible with my computer.


If you have a reason to get Ultimate that's one thing - but Pro should handle everything that Ultimate does, I run several XP legacy programs off my copy.

For $1500 here's what I would suggest:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($192.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.25 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($389.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($389.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1772.01
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-11 00:07 EST-0500)

Then add whatever monitor, OS and anything else you need. Peripherals like monitors and keyboards and mice are personal preference items - I leave that out in the open.


I guess I can downgrade to Pro, I didn't really look at what was different and it's not much, just file security and language change.
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January 11, 2013 3:18:12 AM

jonjonjon said:
xp disks are still compatible? do you need monitors?


With Window 7 Pro and Ultimate XP discs are still compatible.
Also, yes I would like monitor suggestions.
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January 11, 2013 3:20:24 AM

i still don't have a clue what compatible means? what does windows 7 have to do with xp cd? are going to dual boot? you can download windows xp mode for free and run it in a virtual machine. but i'm confused what windows xp cd's being compatible means.
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January 11, 2013 3:23:36 AM

jonjonjon said:
i still don't have a clue what compatible means? what does windows 7 have to do with xp cd? are going to dual boot? you can download windows xp mode for free and run it in a virtual machine. but i'm confused what windows xp cd's being compatible means.


I mean as in software CD's like games that can only be run with XP unless you have Pro or Ultimate.
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January 11, 2013 3:40:39 AM

are you sure compatibility mode is only available on ultimate? i have ultimate installed so i can't check but i'm pretty sure its in all windows 7 versions. i'm almost considering installing windows 7 home in a vm to check because that just seems ridiculous.
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January 11, 2013 3:45:39 AM

I would go with g-unites build but I would pick a GTX 690 instead of two 670s. Less heat, less power needed, same performance, and you can always sli in the future. Or you can go with a couple pre clocked 680s. Also you wont be needing a Noctua and I'd rather get a gold certified PSU and 1866 speed ram.
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January 11, 2013 3:58:18 AM

there is no need for 1866 memory and a 690 is more $200+ more.
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January 11, 2013 4:05:05 AM

1866 is faster. He will be saving by getting a smaller power supply, not needing to spend extra on better fans or focus on cooling and his power bill will be cheaper.
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January 17, 2013 11:22:45 PM

Best answer selected by Xerostyle992.
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