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January 12, 2013 1:57:26 PM

My friend want a pc that will handle BF3 at 1920x1080p(not ultra) and asked me if I could build one for him since that will be cheaper for him. His budget is around 5200NOK (940USD), but keep in mind that EVERYTHING is more expensive here in Norway. I have put together a list of parts and want to know if all this will fit nicely together and how well it will run BF3.
Specs:
Intel Core i5-3450 CPU
XFX Radeon HD7770 1GB GPU
ASUS P8Z77-V LX2 MOBO
Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600MHZ DDR3 RAM
Western Digital Caviar Blue 160GB HDD
Antec KÜHLER H2O 620 Water Cooler
Corsair Builder Series CX600 PSU
CoolerMaster Elite 430 Tower
A random DVD drive
A random WIFI card

So how will all of this work? He already has a keyboard, mouse, speakers and a monitor.

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January 12, 2013 2:10:29 PM

You don't need a CPU cooler nor a Z77 motherboard if you're not overclocking, so ditch the CPU cooler and get a H77 board. You also only need about 400w for that build, so get an Antec VP450. Then upgrade the GPU to a 2GB 7850, maybe upgrade HDD to a higher capacity if you have any money left. I also recommend the Bitfenix Merc Alpha or Beta as a good budget case.
January 12, 2013 2:14:36 PM

samuelspark said:
You don't need a CPU cooler nor a Z77 motherboard if you're not overclocking, so ditch the CPU cooler and get a H77 board. You also only need about 400w for that build, so get an Antec VP450. Then upgrade the GPU to a 2GB 7850, maybe upgrade HDD to a higher capacity if you have any money left. I also recommend the Bitfenix Merc Alpha or Beta as a good budget case.

Thanks, I will be overclocking the CPU so I will buy the cooler. And I will see if I can find the 7850 here and a 400w PSU.
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January 12, 2013 2:15:22 PM

mariuslol1 said:
Thanks, I will be overclocking the CPU so I will buy the cooler. And I will see if I can find the 7850 here and a 400w PSU.


You can't overclock the CPU with a non K CPU. One needs a "K" CPU (ie. 3570k)

Well, you can, but it's just not worth it.
January 12, 2013 2:17:56 PM

samuelspark said:
You can't overclock the CPU with a non K CPU. One needs a "K" CPU (ie. 3570k)

Ok, thanks for the info:)  Will the CPU cooler that comes with the i5 work well?
January 12, 2013 2:23:01 PM

mariuslol1 said:
Ok, thanks for the info:)  Will the CPU cooler that comes with the i5 work well?


Yes. The stock cooler will be perfectly fine.
January 12, 2013 2:24:33 PM

samuelspark said:
Yes. The stock cooler will be perfectly fine.

Cool, thanks for the help :D 
January 12, 2013 2:35:37 PM

samuelspark said:
Yes. The stock cooler will be perfectly fine.

I have found a 500w PSU now from AXP(the cheapest PSU I found) and dropped the CPU cooler. I will stick with the HD7770 as the 7850 is too expensive for the budget. But how do you think it will perfom in BF3?
January 12, 2013 2:48:53 PM

mariuslol1 said:
I have found a 500w PSU now from AXP(the cheapest PSU I found) and dropped the CPU cooler. I will stick with the HD7770 as the 7850 is too expensive for the budget. But how do you think it will perfom in BF3?


Well, I feel that's cheaping out TOO much on the PSU. Try to find a good company like Antec, OCZ, Corsair, XFX, PCPC, FSP.
January 12, 2013 3:00:49 PM

samuelspark said:
Well, I feel that's cheaping out TOO much on the PSU. Try to find a good company like Antec, OCZ, Corsair, XFX, PCPC, FSP.

Ok I will see what I can find ;) 
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