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post #11 of 20
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Thanks for the info guys

@mbudden: that wiz khalifa song in your sig is my favorite right now lol

I kind of have a budget in that I'd like to spend as little as possible but I'm going to spend what it takes to play bf3 @ max. BF2 on PC was my crack several years ago lol
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post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by mbudden View Post
2500K and a GTX560ti/GTX570 or HD6950 would be what I would go with.
Unless you have no budget. Then 2600K and GTX580/HD6970
or even the HD6990 or GTX590.
Exactly what this guy said. You have a choice between the P67 chipset or the very newly released Z68 chipset. It doesn't really matter which one you go with, have a look at the differences and decide for yourself. Make sure to get an SSD if you want your OS and games to load at lightning speeds.
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post #13 of 20
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Awesome... looks like I'm going to be getting an SSD as well
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post #14 of 20
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Awesome... looks like I'm going to be getting an SSD as well
Personally, if you're trying to spend the least amount possible. An SSD won't help accomplish that. You can build a nice SB build for around ~800$. An SSD would only push that over 1K. But depends on the budget you're setting.
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Awesome... looks like I'm going to be getting an SSD as well
I would agree with mbudden on this one...if you want to drop a significant amount of money on an SSD then you'll be happy with the performance...but an SSD is certainly not cheap, and from a personal perspective i still don't think the boot times warrant the price...i have an SSD in one of my computers, and even though boot/load times are faster, it's certainly not something i would worry about making space for in a budget...there are many other more important parts in a build to spend money on than an SSD, imo
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post #16 of 20
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I guess I'll see the cost when I actually get time to figure out what all parts I'm going to purchase. If its too much I can cut it out.
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post #17 of 20
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I would agree with mbudden on this one...if you want to drop a significant amount of money on an SSD then you'll be happy with the performance...but an SSD is certainly not cheap, and from a personal perspective i still don't think the boot times warrant the price...i have an SSD in one of my computers, and even though boot/load times are faster, it's certainly not something i would worry about making space for in a budget...there are many other more important parts in a build to spend money on than an SSD, imo
Eh I would flat out disagree. Look at newegg today: they have a 64GB c300 SSD on sale as a shell shocker for $89.99. That's hardly the big cost everyone is making it sound like. In addition, since the OP will be picking up native SATA3 support from the onboard Intel chip, he will experience upwards of 500MB+ speeds (depending on SSD of course). That will drop his boot time to around 10 seconds or less. Seriously from dead off to on that quick is certainly worth it to me. In addition, with 64GB he could place BF3 onto the drive as well for faster map loading in game to further boost his response times.
    
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post #18 of 20
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I do hate the long boot time of my current desktop, the one in my sig. My $400 laptop boots faster lol
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post #19 of 20
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While the recommended requirements may not seem too high, the review I linked you had gamers playing on a GTX580 and one of the BF3 people present mentioned the PC hasn't been built yet that will run BF3 on full settings. Not sure if there is any truth to that but something to consider.
Damnit! Same thing like when Crysis came out. I'll probably buy everything except the video card. I'll get that at the last minute so I can get whatevers 2nd or 3rd best at that time and hopefully at a better price than what its at now
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post #20 of 20
As long as you don't mind a little less than max (probably less AA and such) then I would think a GTX570 or 6970 would serve you very well. They are kind of at the edge of the price performance ratio and not really as reasonable as a 560ti or a 6950, but they certainly pack so oomph.

And even though I'm currently in the Red camp, another issue warrants being pointed out. AMD is slower to release optimization fixes for titles if necessary than NVidia. This holds even more true with SLI and Crossfire. While AMD's scaling has certainly gotten much better with the 6XXX series, they are slower on average than NVidia to fix multi-gpu problems IMHO.
    
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