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A quality 500w can be obtained for $50 and a quality 650w for $55. Look for sales on antec psus.
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Thank you all for in the input so far !! I'm leaning towards an AMD build sheerly for the price however, I do have a microcenter down the road and the i5 2500ks are tempting at $180. Now the dilemma remains.... which GPU will cut it for BF3 that isn't going to be run in 1080p but likely run with mid-high settings ?
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Originally Posted by MinitroN;14637091 
A Phenom doesn't really cut it for BF3, much less an Athlon with 2 MB of L2....

You REALLY need to stop your misinformation.

First of all, NO ONE HAS PLAYED BF3 HELLO THERE HOW ARE YOU

Second, If a Phenom II can dominate BFBC2 (Oh Yes, It can) Then how you can you say it won't cut it in BF3?

I agree about the Athlon here though, Don't get an Athlon for BF3 frown.gif
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A radeon 6870 or a nvidia gtx 460 or a 560ti would do go here is a link to evgas bstock site good deals on cards here.

http://www.evga.com/products/prodlist.asp?switch=20
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I played the apha and with my x4 965 @ 4ghz and a gtx 460 stock i was getting 80fps. granted it was set to low settings i think.(couldnt change settings) but the pII will do just fine. ANd before i get trolled i do know the intel i5 is way faster than my AMD. but the fan boys need to accept the fact that my AMD can do more than play 10 year old games. Your not doubling my fps because you have intel. Games are more gpu bound as a general rule of thumb.
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You REALLY need to stop your misinformation.

First of all, NO ONE HAS PLAYED BF3 HELLO THERE HOW ARE YOU

Second, If a Phenom II can dominate BFBC2 (Oh Yes, It can) Then how you can you say it won't cut it in BF3?

I agree about the Athlon here though, Don't get an Athlon for BF3 frown.gif
"Dominate?" Depends on what card you're using. It's definitely going to bottleneck a HD 6970 which probably won't max out BF3.

If he's using a GTX 460 then yeah, a Phenom II might be okay. Any i-core processor will still be better (including last generation).

i3-2100 + LGA1155 will be faster and as cheap or cheaper than any Phenom II setup. Not to mention it will consume less power and produce less heat.
    
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I understand the i3 is faster core for core than a PII. Now i honestly dont know but are you telling me my 4 core processor will run slower in an app that will use 4 cores than your dual core. Becuse i can tell you for sure BF3 uses more than 2 cores. It used better than 80% or my 4 cores.
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A Phenom doesn't really cut it for BF3, much less an Athlon with 2 MB of L2....

My Phenom I handles BC2 just fine.
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I understand the i3 is faster core for core than a PII. Now i honestly dont know but are you telling me my 4 core processor will run slower in an app that will use 4 cores than your dual core. Becuse i can tell you for sure BF3 uses more than 2 cores. It used better than 80% or my 4 cores.
Uses and optimized for are two different things. BC2 runs well on Dual core CPUs, not to mention the i3 has Hyper-Threading.

The i3-2100 is faster than any Phenom II in BC2.
bc2.gif
Notice the minimum frames.

This isn't a secret, we have this thing called google to factcheck with.
    
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