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Would this PC run BF3 on Ultra ?

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February 7, 2013 12:39:26 AM

Hey guys I've been looking to build a gaming PC. Here i'm leaving you the parts that i would be putting in it , if you guys got any pointers feel free to comment them ,they would be appreciated.

Intel Build:

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H - $179.99 at Newegg //This board supports SLI or Crossfire

CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K - $229.99 at Newegg //Best cpu for the money

CPU Cooler: CoolerMaster V6GT - $49.99 at Newegg //Awesome looks and performance

RAM: Kingston 8GB Kit KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX - $39.99 at Newegg

GPU: Gigabyte ATI Radeon HD 7870 2GB GDDR5 - $239.99 at Newegg //Crossfire

PSU: CoolerMaster Silent Pro Gold M1000W - $159.99 at Newegg

CASE: Antec Nine Hundred Two (Version 3.0) - $109.99 at Newegg

DVD: Samsung 24x Internal DVDRW - $21.99 at Newegg

MONITOR:Samsung S22A100NS - $161.00 at Newegg

TOTAL: $1192.92

I also would like to know if it would run any other upcoming game on high settings ?

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February 7, 2013 1:03:27 AM

That monitor is only 1600x900. Bad pick - for that price, you want 1080p (1920x1080).
Other than that, I'd get a Hyper 212+, as it's cheaper and cools equally well. I'd drop the DVD reader unless you watch DVDs a lot, as you can install windows from a USB stick.

There's no reason to get the UD5H - get the UD3H instead to save more money.

Oh, and you SERIOUSLY don't need a 1000w power supply, especially not one of a crap brand like that. You're paying $150 for what's in reality a 600w power supply that'll break faster than a $80, 600w power supply.

If you only want to run a single graphics card, get a 550w or 600w power supply of a reputable brand - antec, seasonic, or corsair are the best picks.

With the money that saves you, try to get the best graphics card you can afford - that should get you a 7950 at least.
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February 7, 2013 1:21:47 AM

Coolermaster is a good Power Supply Brand with Seasonic or FSP internals depending of the model and compare to Corsair or Antec as it's the same OEMs... Tho 1000W is overkill for a single GPU 600-700 is ok and give a good margin...

UD3H for a single card UD5H if you plan on SLI/Crossfire

+1 for the Hyper 212 over the V6gt as Ivy @ 4.5-4.6 1.35V don't output a lot of heat, it become really hot when you pass the 1.35v Vcore (1.35 give a 4.5-4.6 and 1.45 is 4.8-4.9 if you're lucky)

1080P monitor can be found for 120-130 USD and are better than the samsung you linked I've seen some BenQ and Acer ones At 4-5ms gtg...

I also think you'll need a 7950 or a 7970 to really max out all details in BF3

***My CoolerMaster 1000w Gold (Seasonic internal on mine but it's the 2011 version) can output 1138w in peak tested with a PSU load tester at my local retailler as i doubted about it but i bought it as the Corsair HX1000 was close to 1100w before trigering the internal breakers off so they are similar and have all the protection needed to ensure long term reliability...
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February 7, 2013 8:02:39 AM

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($76.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($295.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($98.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor ($184.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1155.54
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-07 05:02 EST-0500)
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February 8, 2013 6:15:15 PM

Thanks for the good suggestions guys , they are appreciated.
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