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Please help me build a PC and fulfill my bf3 dream

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 :)
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  1. to run in ultra, get a new build. what the budget?
  2. Quote:
    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/battlefield-3/11211?p=r
  3. 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 :/
  4. 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.
  5. thanks alot guys :) new build it is. What are the best parts I should be looking at?
  6. 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
  7. Im definetely getting the gtx 670 but im not sure about the mobo and cpu
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    to run in ultra, get a new build. what the budget?


    About 900 dollars
  9. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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    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)
  11. That's pretty close to the perfect BF3 build.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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)
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. Best answer selected by michaelfoster.
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