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February 5, 2013 11:51:43 AM

Hey everyone

Im new to the PC community and I would like to build my own gaming PC. It has been my dream to run BF3 on ultra settings but I cant nearly do that with my current setup:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E7500
Mobo: Gigabyte G41m-e2sl
PSU: AOpen Z400-08F
GPU: Nvidia GT 240

What components should I upgrade and to what?
Thanks alot :) 
February 5, 2013 11:55:18 AM

to run in ultra, get a new build. what the budget?
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February 5, 2013 12:00:26 PM

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Hey everyone

Im new to the PC community and I would like to build my own gaming PC. It has been my dream to run BF3 on ultra settings but I cant nearly do that with my current setup:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E7500
Mobo: Gigabyte G41m-e2sl
PSU: AOpen Z400-08F
GPU: Nvidia GT 240

What components should I upgrade and to what?
Thanks alot :) 


Good site to check specs. Link has min and max components you need. http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/CYRI/Requirements/...
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February 5, 2013 12:16:41 PM

Yup, complete new build would be best, however if you are buying it piece by piece get a new gpu first.... although.. hmmmm I don't know, a new card with that cpu would just bottleneck, quite bad :/ 
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February 5, 2013 12:28:09 PM

Hands down a new build. With what you have now, you are more or less looking at having to upgrade everything as it is, so in MY opinion, a new build is the way to go.
A common idea that people have is that you need a 1500-$2000 PC to run BF3 on Ultra. My current build cost me about $850 to build and runs the game flawlessly, with everything at its absolute highest.
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February 5, 2013 12:49:03 PM

thanks alot guys :)  new build it is. What are the best parts I should be looking at?
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February 5, 2013 12:55:31 PM

i have gtx 670, i can max bf3. 660ti should also be good, will probably dip below 60 from time to time but no biggie.

im using quad @4ghz, just to give you an idea
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February 5, 2013 1:31:17 PM

Im definetely getting the gtx 670 but im not sure about the mobo and cpu
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February 5, 2013 1:39:41 PM

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to run in ultra, get a new build. what the budget?


About 900 dollars
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February 5, 2013 2:09:31 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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February 5, 2013 5:59:35 PM

Here you go:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($313.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($82.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $899.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-05 14:59 EST-0500)
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February 5, 2013 6:04:12 PM

That's pretty close to the perfect BF3 build.
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February 5, 2013 6:40:19 PM

Hey G-Unit.
for 50 bucks more you can get a gtx 670...

i have never heard about Mushkin before, and thats about 10 bucks too high for 8gb of ram. check out gskill.


without the K version of the i5, i see little to no reason to use it over the I3... Games are GPU dependent, for the most part.
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February 5, 2013 6:42:37 PM

Yeah and $20 more than the 670 you can get a 7970. That's how it always is, you have to draw the line somewhere.
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February 5, 2013 6:50:02 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BFB9
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BFB9/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BFB9/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Antec Kuhler H2O 620 Liquid CPU Cooler
Motherboard: ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer
Total: $424.97
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-05 15:49 EST-0500)
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February 5, 2013 8:06:35 PM

FinneousPJ said:
Yeah and $20 more than the 670 you can get a 7970. That's how it always is, you have to draw the line somewhere.


Yeah that's true you have to draw the line somewhere, especially if you're going to meet a $900 budget. If money were no object I'd agree easily but here it appears to be.
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February 5, 2013 10:28:10 PM

if u have a low budget but want a pc that can run bf3 intel hd4000 actuly runs bf3 decent i use it for now
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February 6, 2013 3:42:23 AM

Best answer selected by michaelfoster.
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