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$1200 First gaming build!

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January 28, 2013 9:02:53 AM

Hello everyone, i have a $1200 budget for a PC, that can handle Battelfield 3 at low, at minimum 100 fps.
Preferred resolution: 1600 x 900 (19 inch monitor)
Settings: Low, or Ultra.
Preferred website(s): Amazon.com, Alternate.nl, Amazon.de

I already made a small rig, let me know if it's good:

Core i7 2700k
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
ASRock Z77 Pro4
Corsair 16GB DDR3 RAM
Kingston HyperX 3K 90GB
EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB
Cooler Master II 690 Advanced
Rosewill Capstone 750W (80+ Gold)
Samsung SH-224BB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer

It will be my first rig, i explain these parts:
i7 2700k: I want to do some video editing to.
16GB of RAM: It reduces the fps drop when recording games.
No HDD: i will buy one later.

If anyone could help me, it would be awesome!
ps. I'm from holland :D 




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January 28, 2013 9:12:19 AM

I'm pretty sure 16gb ram doesn't reduce FPS drops when recording lol. Having a fast hard drive would probably do that. If you really need it then go ahead and get it lol.

Grab the 3770k (only $20 more)
Only having one HDD is what will give you FPS drops when recording. Try and get a 1tb HDD and 128gb SSD and record to the opposite one that you are playing your game of off (i think). Recording on HDD and playing a game off of it at the same time stresses it out (once again, i THINK). Don't quote me if i'm wrong, not a fraps expert lol.
January 28, 2013 10:32:01 AM

-get the i7 3770k
-get the cheapest set of 2x8gb 1600mhz kit of ram. ram doesnt make your fps more stable
-get at least 120gb or 128gb of space on a SSD. you will also want a 1tb 64mb hard drive for storage
-id get a gigabyte z77x-ud3h. the pro 4 is rather low quality
-there are better 670s out there such as the msi power edition or the gigabyte windforce gtx 670. the evga is the hottest running of them all
-if you have a Fractal Define R4 in Holland, get that instead
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