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September 28, 2011 4:45:06 PM

Hi guys - sorry to add to the hundreds of 'help me BF3' threads - but I could use your help! I've been saving now for the last few months to build myself a half decent computer that will handle Battlefield 3 with the highest settings I can get - with steady FPS! I'm looking to play the game at 1680x1050 - perhaps higher when I can afford a bigger monitor over 20" but for now I like mine.

So far (quote me if I'm wrong!) the best possible hardware I've found would be running on around an i5 2500k with a decent fan for some overclocking, a decent amount of RAM - and perhaps 2x 6850's that can be unlocked to 6970's? Is this a viable option to get me decent performance? I'm fairly clued up on computers and could manage overclocking - I'd just like some guidance with this

Thanks

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September 28, 2011 4:57:16 PM

Wait till tomorrow, there are bound to be benchmarks for the Open Beta out tomorrow, then build your system around the information you find on that.
September 28, 2011 4:58:26 PM

8 GB of ram will be good, and I assumed you meant 2 6950s, but unlocking them now is very unreliable, and if it goes wrong, the manufacturer will wonder why you have a different bios. i5 2500k should be good, but depending on when you want to buy, you could get bulldozer
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September 28, 2011 5:01:44 PM

Sorry, I went to edit the initial post but it wouldn't let me. I did mean 2x 6950's - have people reported a lot of problems? Perhaps leaning towards 2x 570's would mean a better configuration - although a little more expensive? I meant to post that I only need the tower - already got all other bits and bobs and am looking for the pc to last a good few years, I'll only really be playing Battlefield on it.
September 28, 2011 8:46:44 PM

As one 560 Ti will allow you to max everything at 1680x1050 why bother with 2 570's? It will be much cheaper and later on if you SLI two 560 Ti's, you should be able to let you play at max for the foreseeable future. The money would be better spent elsewhere on your PC.
September 28, 2011 9:07:55 PM

Thanks for your help guys - even two 560's seem to be cheaper then a singular 580 or 2x 6950's - this seems the way to go at my resolution?
September 28, 2011 9:26:11 PM

Razzee said:
Hi guys - sorry to add to the hundreds of 'help me BF3' threads - but I could use your help! I've been saving now for the last few months to build myself a half decent computer that will handle Battlefield 3 with the highest settings I can get - with steady FPS! I'm looking to play the game at 1680x1050 - perhaps higher when I can afford a bigger monitor over 20" but for now I like mine.

So far (quote me if I'm wrong!) the best possible hardware I've found would be running on around an i5 2500k with a decent fan for some overclocking, a decent amount of RAM - and perhaps 2x 6850's that can be unlocked to 6970's? Is this a viable option to get me decent performance? I'm fairly clued up on computers and could manage overclocking - I'd just like some guidance with this

Thanks

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...
September 29, 2011 12:14:51 AM

^very helpful - thanks for the input
September 29, 2011 4:16:59 PM

Razzee said:
Right now it's between 2x http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-gigabyte-gtx-560-ti-... - seems to the fastest 560 I can find

Or

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1536mb-evga-gtx-580-sc-4...

which is a little bit cheaper?

Thanks guys


I'd go with this 560 Ti if i were you:
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-msi-gtx-560-ti-twin-...
And then overclock to similar levels.

However, can i assume you don't wish to overclock if you're looking for the fastest one? IN which case one of these 2 perhaps:

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-msi-gtx-560-ti-hawk-... £202

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-gainward-gtx-560-ti-... £196

I personally wouldn't pay more then £200 for a 560 Ti, i'd be lookign more around the £180 mark and with deals possibly even lower.
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