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OP why don't you wait until BF3 actually comes out or is going to come out, down the road the prices will drop and you will be able to get a much better rig for your money.

If you have to buy now, I would honestly buy the 2500k for 30$ more even if you dont plan to OC immediately, these chips are mad overclockers and would provide more longterm use for your rig. They are really easy to OC too, as I found out. If you dont want to do it yourself some MSI boards have a OC genie that does the deed for you.

Some people do not realize how cpu dependent the Frostbite engine is, I went from a q6600 @3ghz with the same gpu and was getting 28-50fps with med/high with hbao off, now I am getting 48-60fps @ high/hbao on/dx10/ with 4xaa/af, just from changing the processor. I would wager BF3 will be just as cpu dependent.
Edited by sausageson - 5/29/11 at 4:00am
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As others have said ... get a 2500k...spend the extra $35 ... if you want to OC later on or more intensive cpu games come out you can still able to play them...save up for a cooler .... but at least you got all the flexibility and futureproof.
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I definitely need it now, my laptop can only play non-demanding games, since the worst case is Bad Company 2, which runs at 3 FPS in multiplayer (at least single player is 9 FPS lol). The only games that run fine are Alien Swarm, Left 4 Dead 2, Counter-Strike, etc., basically non-demading games.

I changed it to a 2500K. Wow this is getting expensive from my original build that I posted, it's now $700

By the way, how many GHz can I hit with the stock cooler and not exceed 70C?
Edited by rockycrsb - 5/29/11 at 4:22am
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I definitely need it now, my laptop can only play non-demanding games, since the worst case is Bad Company 2, which runs at 3 FPS in multiplayer (at least single player is 9 FPS lol). The only games that run fine are Alien Swarm, Left 4 Dead 2, Counter-Strike, etc., basically non-demading games.

I changed it to a 2500K. Wow this is getting expensive from my original build that I posted, it's now $700
While nobody knows the official requirements for BF3, this rig will max out BC2 @50-60fps for sure at your rez. I would be very suprised if BF3 doesnt run at high @25fps on this rig.

BTW how the hell do you play at 25fps?
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BTW how the hell do you play at 25fps?
My eyes have gotten used to extremely low frame rates, so I simply just want playable frame rates...
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Processor
If you're not planning on overclocking, why are you buying 2500K?. You can save quite a lot without sacrificing any performance by simply buying the i5-2500 non-K version instead. K = unlocked for overclocking.
i5-2500 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115073

Motherboard
This one is cheaper and better.
Gigabyte Z68 SLI-Ready - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-501-_-Product

PSU
If you're planning on buying a second graphics card for future upgrades, you're gonna need ~750w at least.
SLI-Ready PSU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817171053

Graphics
Gtx460 has always been a good performer but I'd settle for a Gtx560 simply because graphics is the main horsepower behind gaming. You might as well buy a good one instead of regretting your purchase a few months down the road. Ti or non-Ti your choice depending on budget. It's going to cost quite a bit more more but it's worth it in my personal opinion.
Gtx560 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121446
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Processor
If you're not planning on overclocking, why are you buying 2500K?. You can save quite a lot without sacrificing any performance by simply buying the i5-2500 non-K version instead. K = unlocked for overclocking.
i5-2500 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115073

Motherboard
This one is cheaper and better.
Gigabyte Z68 SLI-Ready - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-501-_-Product

PSU
If you're planning on buying a second graphics card for future upgrades, you're gonna need ~750w at least.
SLI-Ready PSU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817171053

Graphics
Gtx460 has always been a good performer but I'd settle for a Gtx560 simply because graphics is the main horsepower behind gaming. You might as well buy a good one instead of regretting your purchase a few months down the road. Ti or non-Ti your choice depending on budget. It's going to cost quite a bit more more but it's worth it in my personal opinion.
Gtx560 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121446
Gtx560Ti - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-578-_-Product
560 non-ti is just a 460 in disguise. Get a 6950 1GB for the same as the 560 non-ti, or the 2gb for the same as the ti and get more performance. If you want under 200 dollars get a 460, 1GBs can be had on the for sale section for cheap now.
    
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Originally Posted by rockycrsb View Post
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=14006151

It's my budget build. Not planning to do any overclocking.

Plus my resolution is 1600 x 900.

I already have an OS on hand.

I am fine with details, textures, and effects maximized, with AA/AF/HBAO/VSYNC/Shadows off and 25+ FPS.
Something similar to my setup would be more than enough to meet your demands if you're on a budget. I can run Battlefield Bad Company 2 at Advanced settings and turn down AA to x2 or x4 and get a constant 30+ FPS, normally sitting at around 45-50 FPS (note my resolution is different to yours, with your resolution you should be hitting higher as I was hitting much higher on my old resolution of 1440x900).

The advantage here being that if in the future you want/need to upgrade your GPU you can put two in and not just one. In some cases it's cheaper to go multi GPU than it is single GPU for similar performance. Two HD5770s would not break the bank and will give you adequate performance to run pretty much any game currently released.

Also the CPU and motherboard go very well together for overclocking and it's very straight forward to do aswell (thanks to the BE multipliers) if you want a simple no nonsense increase in power. I would suggest a different case to mine though. While the Antec 900 is an ok case there are much better out there for cable management (though cooling is most certainly not an issue if you attach a side case fan).

I'm quite confident my system will run Battlefield 3 at a respectable visual level. While it is primarily a PC game it's still a game that will be developed for consoles aswell. It's not (in my opinion) going to be a massive system killer like alot of people may think unless you want to max out everything completely (which you have quite clearly made known you're not too fussed about). It still needs to be designed to run on lower end rigs aswell.

If you find one cheap however I would also reccommend a 2gb HD6950 (over 2x HD5770s) however as you can unlock them to the HD6970. They can be found for well under £200 if you shop about and are definitely a worthy purchase.
Edited by Lifeshield - 5/29/11 at 5:34am
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Processor
If you're not planning on overclocking, why are you buying 2500K?. You can save quite a lot without sacrificing any performance by simply buying the i5-2500 non-K version instead. K = unlocked for overclocking.
i5-2500 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115073

Motherboard
This one is cheaper and better.
Gigabyte Z68 SLI-Ready - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-501-_-Product

PSU
If you're planning on buying a second graphics card for future upgrades, you're gonna need ~750w at least.
SLI-Ready PSU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817171053

Graphics
Gtx460 has always been a good performer but I'd settle for a Gtx560 simply because graphics is the main horsepower behind gaming. You might as well buy a good one instead of regretting your purchase a few months down the road. Ti or non-Ti your choice depending on budget. It's going to cost quite a bit more more but it's worth it in my personal opinion.
Gtx560 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121446
Gtx560Ti - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-578-_-Product
That motherboard doesn't support Virtu and I do not want to put two cards together in the future because I'm not a super hardcore gamer that needs 60+ FPS on a high res. I think that by the time I needed a second card, better video cards would have came out, so it would be better to sell my old one and get a newer one. Plus the GTX 560 Ti is way to expensive Thanks for your suggestions though!
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That motherboard doesn't support Virtu and I do not want to put two cards together in the future because I'm not a super hardcore gamer that needs 60+ FPS on a high res. I think that by the time I needed a second card, better video cards would have came out, so it would be better to sell my old one and get a newer one. Plus the GTX 560 Ti is way to expensive Thanks for your suggestions though!
Go get a 1GB 460 on the forsale forum.
    
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