Budget Range: $1500 Max (including shipping & Handling, tax)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, web surfing, general use
Are you buying a monitor: No
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com, tigerdirect.com, amazon.com - US only
Parts Preferences: AMD and/or Intel
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, 23” monitor
Additional Comments: Looking to run Battlefield 3 on high with 60+ fps in hot zones ( atleast not dip below 32 fps). I'd like to stick with a decent price/performance ratio. SSD that can hold windows 7 and battlefield 3, so it's gotta be a good size one. Already own a 1.5TB HDD, monitor, KB/M. No water cooling please, good airflow ( possibly with the option to add more fans later if need be).
If you can build a rig that will run BF3 on High with 60+ fps for under the budget. ( say $500 less, please do so, because then I can save what's left for upgrades or extras in the future.)
You don't have to tap out the budget, I will be using pcpartpicker my self with different style builds but would like some help from people that have built custom rigs before and know the best price/performance ratio.
If there is any thing else you need to know just let me know.
Seems like a good build. Will look at it in depth, do mid towers give room for upgrades down the road(a year or more)? I am going to check reviews on Outlet PC and Microcenter as I've never heard, nor bought anything from them.
So my budget has gone up about $500 due to finding someone to buy my now collecting dust rig.
Any ways I did some looking around and came up with a rig that I think works good.
Only problem is finding a reliable PSU with 30% more power than I need, I may sli my gpu down the road. Other than that let me know what you think, if there is anything you think I should change either for a better price or performance let me know. It's a little over my original budget but the KB/M and monitor are being bought by family as a later bday present.
I'd like to stick with a Full Tower case since they seem to come with better air flow, I am willing to change out the current one but would like to have at least 5 fans ( options to add 1 or 2 more down the road).
Will this run BF3 on high, 60+ fps (50 fps min)? Won't turn on the MSAA and all that other x2-16 crap.
Get a single ssd with 128GB, i'd get the plextor it's cheap, going with two 64GB ssds for 80$ each is a terrible idea.
The xfx psu is as reliable as it gets, if you're planning to add another one i'd get the xfx, it's made by seasonic, and 850W is overkill, but it's at 103$ after mir, and it's modular.
If it's just for a single card, i'd get this : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-m12i...
That case is terribly expensive, the phantom offers everything you'll need.
Spend in a better cooler, like the noctua nh-d14, the hyper 212 plus is for budget builds.
Get the wd caviar blue 1TB, it's cheaper, reliability and performance is the same.
The 7970 ghz edition is better, but if you prefer nvidia, get the 670 gtx, but a better one like the gigabyte windforce 3x, msi pe, asus dcii or evga signature 2.
Make sure that you'll need the bluray drive, otherwise it's just a waste, and get a dvd drive.
Get a led monitor : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vh238h
That keyboard is terrible expensive, get a mechanical gaming keyboard : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-keyboard-sgk...