Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Will my pc run battlefield 3 on ultra?

Last response: in Systems
Share
February 13, 2013 11:45:44 AM

Hey there, I'm ordering a custom pc for my son's birthday, he says he wants it to be able to run battlefield 3 on ultra, will it work? And will he be able to run other games on high graphics?
Processor (CPU)

Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Processor i7-3770 (3.4GHz) 8MB Cache

Memory (RAM)
8GB KINGSTON HYPER-X GENESIS DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz, X.M.P (2 x 4GB KIT)

Graphics Card
3GB AMD RADEON™ HD7950 - DVI,HDMI,2 mDP - DX® 11, Eyefinity 4 Capable

Thanks

More about : run battlefield ultra

February 13, 2013 1:18:18 PM

Yup.

It can also run a lot of other games on ultra, for example the newer ones such as Crysis 3, Devil May Cry, Dead Space, Far Cry 3, etc.
He can even record with 30+ frames. The games will run smoothly. Also, what games does your son want to play?
February 13, 2013 1:24:09 PM

Yes it can but you are probably paying more money than you need to. The core i7 is overkill for gaming, the i5 3570k is the most that's needed for a good gaming computer.
Related resources
February 13, 2013 1:25:33 PM

SHORYUKEN said:
Yup.

It can also run a lot of other games on ultra, for example the newer ones such as Crysis 3, Devil May Cry, Dead Space, Far Cry 3, etc.
He can even record with 30+ frames. The games will run smoothly. Also, what games does your son want to play?

All of those actually haha, I'm also going to be trying out some mmorpgs, like wow and the secret world. Thanks for your help
February 13, 2013 1:28:14 PM

mikerockett said:
Yes it can but you are probably paying more money than you need to. The core i7 is overkill for gaming, the i5 3570k is the most that's needed for a good gaming computer.

Thanks I'd love to save some money, the i5 3570k runs at 3.4GHz, is this enough, is it hard to overclock it?
February 13, 2013 1:32:22 PM

Will you be purchasing pre built or can you build yourself? What is your budget? Are you buying monitor, peripherals etc?

For small increases to the clock it's a pretty simple process, lots of good mother boards come with over clocking utilities that are simple enough to use, you will want an after market cooler though.

And yes, it will be plenty. There is no performance increase getting an i7 over an i5 as games will not utilise the hyper threading that the i7 brings.

Take a look at the thread below, fill out the template and post back, we can help you better the more info we have.

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/353572-13-build-upg...
February 13, 2013 1:43:35 PM

Quote:
And yes, it will be plenty. There is no performance increase getting an i7 over an i5 as games will not utilise the hyper threading that the i7 brings.

Can not stress this enough. Take the time to follow mikerocketts advice and post back, it is worth it.

I started here because I was looking at ordering a pc for my son, just like you. After getting tips on these forums we ended up building it ourselves, got a better pc and a good experience in the process.

We wound up with a 3570k and a gtx 670 (at the time almost $100 cheaper than a 7970) and he plays the same type of games without any problems. As a matter of fact the first thing he does with every game is crank the graphics to max settings and then laugh at how smoothly they run, so I think he's still happy with it....
February 13, 2013 2:11:08 PM

mikerockett said:
Will you be purchasing pre built or can you build yourself? What is your budget? Are you buying monitor, peripherals etc?

For small increases to the clock it's a pretty simple process, lots of good mother boards come with over clocking utilities that are simple enough to use, you will want an after market cooler though.

And yes, it will be plenty. There is no performance increase getting an i7 over an i5 as games will not utilise the hyper threading that the i7 brings.

Take a look at the thread below, fill out the template and post back, we can help you better the more info we have.

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/353572-13-build-upg...



Approximate Purchase Date: Not sure yet

Budget Range: For the pc alone £1000 max, the website I'm buying my pc from allows me to get it on finance so I can pay monthly, as I can't afford £1000 in one payment.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Surfing the internet, watching films online and downloaded, gaming and editing, gaming being the priority.

Are you buying a monitor: Yes from a different company


Do you need to buy OS: What is OS?

Location: City, State/Region, Country - we need to know where these parts are being assembled and whether there are good store-only deals available

Parts Preferences: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to upgrade to Intel CPU)

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 However I want to buy another so I can dual monitor game

Additional Comments: I'm buying a custom pc from pc specialist, I can't build it myself.
February 13, 2013 2:11:09 PM

mikerockett said:
Will you be purchasing pre built or can you build yourself? What is your budget? Are you buying monitor, peripherals etc?

For small increases to the clock it's a pretty simple process, lots of good mother boards come with over clocking utilities that are simple enough to use, you will want an after market cooler though.

And yes, it will be plenty. There is no performance increase getting an i7 over an i5 as games will not utilise the hyper threading that the i7 brings.

Take a look at the thread below, fill out the template and post back, we can help you better the more info we have.

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/353572-13-build-upg...



Approximate Purchase Date: Not sure yet

Budget Range: For the pc alone £1000 max, the website I'm buying my pc from allows me to get it on finance so I can pay monthly, as I can't afford £1000 in one payment.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Surfing the internet, watching films online and downloaded, gaming and editing, gaming being the priority.

Are you buying a monitor: Yes from a different company


Do you need to buy OS: What is OS?

Location: City, State/Region, Country - we need to know where these parts are being assembled and whether there are good store-only deals available

Parts Preferences: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to upgrade to Intel CPU)

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 However I want to buy another so I can dual monitor game

Additional Comments: I'm buying a custom pc from pc specialist, I can't build it myself.
February 13, 2013 2:21:34 PM

Xavierthenewb said:
Approximate Purchase Date: Not sure yet

Budget Range: For the pc alone £1000 max, the website I'm buying my pc from allows me to get it on finance so I can pay monthly, as I can't afford £1000 in one payment.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Surfing the internet, watching films online and downloaded, gaming and editing, gaming being the priority.

Are you buying a monitor: Yes from a different company


Do you need to buy OS: What is OS?

Location: City, State/Region, Country - we need to know where these parts are being assembled and whether there are good store-only deals available

Parts Preferences: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to upgrade to Intel CPU)

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 However I want to buy another so I can dual monitor game

Additional Comments: I'm buying a custom pc from pc specialist, I can't build it myself.


Aw you should try and build it yourself, it's free and it's fun. Plus, then you learn how to do it so you can build future PCs.
February 13, 2013 2:24:02 PM

Can't find an option to save quote so here goes:

Choose 3rd gen intel core

CPU: i5 3570k
Mobo:Asus p8z77 v lx
Memory: 8gb kingston 1600mhz
Graphics:HD7950
1st HDD: 120gb intel 520 series
2nd HDD: 500gb sata 3
PSU: Corsair enthusiast 650w
Cooling: Super quiet triple copper heat pipe

Change those settings and leave the rest as is. That's about the best you can do with your money there.

However, just know that if you built yourself (which is much easier to do than most people think) then you will get a rig along the lines of below, which will be much better.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£164.94 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£24.99 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£101.98 @ Dabs)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£46.63 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£80.54 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£88.20 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (£296.15 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower Case (£107.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£73.14 @ Aria PC)
Optical Drive: Samsung SN-208DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£17.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Total: £1002.52
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-13 16:23 GMT+0000)
February 13, 2013 2:32:42 PM

mikerockett said:
Can't find an option to save quote so here goes:

Choose 3rd gen intel core

CPU: i5 3570k
Mobo:Asus p8z77 v lx
Memory: 8gb kingston 1600mhz
Graphics:HD7950
1st HDD: 120gb intel 520 series
2nd HDD: 500gb sata 3
PSU: Corsair enthusiast 650w
Cooling: Super quiet triple copper heat pipe

Change those settings and leave the rest as is. That's about the best you can do with your money there.

However, just know that if you built yourself (which is much easier to do than most people think) then you will get a rig along the lines of below, which will be much better.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£164.94 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£24.99 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£101.98 @ Dabs)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£46.63 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£80.54 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£88.20 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (£296.15 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower Case (£107.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£73.14 @ Aria PC)
Optical Drive: Samsung SN-208DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£17.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Total: £1002.52
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-13 16:23 GMT+0000)

Hi! Thanks for your continued support, could I just ask, why would I chose to have 2HDDs?
February 13, 2013 2:37:57 PM

One is an SSD (Solid state drive) one is a HDD (a mechanical drive). The SSD is considerably faster than older traditional HDD's.

Generally you will install the OS (operating system i.e windows) games and programs on the SSD, which will make them load much quicker and the PC will boot up much quicker, then you store all your media and data on the HDD which doesn't need to be as fast.

So in summary, SSD for quick loading, HDD for larger storage capacity.
February 13, 2013 4:23:20 PM

mikerockett said:
One is an SSD (Solid state drive) one is a HDD (a mechanical drive). The SSD is considerably faster than older traditional HDD's.

Generally you will install the OS (operating system i.e windows) games and programs on the SSD, which will make them load much quicker and the PC will boot up much quicker, then you store all your media and data on the HDD which doesn't need to be as fast.

So in summary, SSD for quick loading, HDD for larger storage capacity.


But why 500gb and not 1tb? :S
February 13, 2013 5:48:36 PM

however much storage u need is what you would use for the HDD.

That PC (that mikerockett picked) is a REAL solid PC. Not sure if it'll reach all Ultra in BF3 [mine can ;) ], but you will definitely have all high, if not the highest settings, in all current games.
February 13, 2013 5:49:38 PM

Also, ASRock's often have Overclock profiles, so you can simply choose a profile to OC to start in learning how to OC ur CPU.
February 13, 2013 6:23:23 PM

also building a pc is fairly easy...go to YouTube and search how to do it...there are many videos to take you through the entire process.
February 13, 2013 7:25:13 PM

ittimjones said:
however much storage u need is what you would use for the HDD.

That PC (that mikerockett picked) is a REAL solid PC. Not sure if it'll reach all Ultra in BF3 [mine can ;) ], but you will definitely have all high, if not the highest settings, in all current games.

Will I be able to run GTA 5 on high? :) 
February 13, 2013 9:24:39 PM

mikerockett said:
One is an SSD (Solid state drive) one is a HDD (a mechanical drive). The SSD is considerably faster than older traditional HDD's.

Generally you will install the OS (operating system i.e windows) games and programs on the SSD, which will make them load much quicker and the PC will boot up much quicker, then you store all your media and data on the HDD which doesn't need to be as fast.

So in summary, SSD for quick loading, HDD for larger storage capacity.

Will my OS be automatically be put onto the ssd, as it is my 1st hard disk?
February 14, 2013 6:02:39 AM

If you are doing it through PCSpecialist they will have the sense to do that yes.

If you want 1TB rather than 500gb then go for it, there's no reason not to other than money.

Yes, this will max GTA 5.
!