New build to play games on max settings

Hi,

So i was wondering if a few people could select a computer build via www.uk.pcpartpicker.com/ that could run games such as Battlefield 3, Crysis 3 and Call of duty black ops 2 on maximum settings.

I am looking for the cheapest option available.

Would prefer a Intel CPU but would be willing to go with AMD if it was up to the job.

The reason i am asking is because i dont wana go overkill on a new build I just want it to be able to play games without any problems.
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  1. Not an overclocking rig. Nice GPU, comes with 2 free games (games not released yet, so NEW games :D). Will probably function better than you hope.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($53.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($79.20 @ Newegg)
    Total: $813.66
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-21 14:50 EST-0500)
  2. Thanks. was hoping it would be in GBP £ but Il convert.
  3. If you want to play games on max settings you will need more gpu at least a GTX670 or 2 in SLI or HD7970 or Xfire .
    -Bruce
  4. Sorry, I'd change it a bit then (based on prices and availability).

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£143.99 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£68.87 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£39.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£52.40 @ Ebuyer)
    Video Card: Club 3D Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card (£171.62 @ Amazon UK)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 3000 ATX Mid Tower Case (£43.19 @ Aria PC)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£47.99 @ Novatech)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£65.99 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £647.02
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-21 20:02 GMT+0000)
  5. dish_moose said:
    If you want to play games on max settings you will need more gpu at least a GTX670 or 2 in SLI or HD7970 or Xfire .
    -Bruce



    Funny, I am playing games on max settings without issues, and I have the card I suggested to him.
  6. Just got BF3 DL. I'm playing 1440p with ultra settings at 60fps. This is without overclocking. No point in going faster than 60fps because that's all the monitor accepts. Enjoy :D
  7. dish_moose said:
    If you want to play games on max settings you will need more gpu at least a GTX670 or 2 in SLI or HD7970 or Xfire .
    -Bruce

    A 7870 xt/7930/tahiti le can play bf3 on max with 45ish fps 1080....
  8. CheesyHotDogPuff said:
    A 7870 xt/7930/tahiti le can play bf3 on max with 45ish fps 1080....


    Um... I just said I was running max settings, not overclocked, on 1440p, at 60 fps. :D I'm using the 7870xt. So it does a bit better than you're saying, and way better than what moose thinks.
  9. With the fluctuation of the fps, I'd say avg for me is between 50-55 at 1440p, but I'm not having any issues with it. I'll eventually overclock and leave it, and I'm sure it'll climb. This testing is to determine whether to keep the XT and the monitor. If BF3 is smooth, I feel confident that ARR and ESO will be silk.

    Just to see, I switched to 1080p, and I was hitting solid 80 fps. I think that FPS at 1440p is more difficult because everything is smaller. That said, I think that for MMOs this monitor is going to rule. The quality of the image is so awesome. Even in FPS I prefer the 1440p because it looks better.

    I'm using the "ultra" preset to achieve these numbers. fps = frames, FPS = shooter
  10. At 1080p it's a lot more demanding though.
  11. CheesyHotDogPuff said:
    At 1080p it's a lot more demanding though.


    So you're saying, that 1080p is more demanding than 1440p..... So, by deduction, 720p is more demanding than 1080p (do you honestly believe that?). Obviously you're confused. Running less pixels is not more demanding... lol

    In addition, please learn to read, as I posted that at 1080p I was in the 80fps range on ultra settings in bf3. You are mistaken in the thought that 45fps is what this card will achieve. I'm sure if I overclocked this card it would do even better, probably 90-100fps on 1080p.
  12. Oh sry I thought you meant 1440x900...
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