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post #21 of 40
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The a50 / a70 coolers fit. Cm212+ should too

Sent from my phone...
Well then yeah, for that price, go for that case. It actually look pretty nice and it's $35!

Yeah, idk, when I saw it, it just looked slimmer compared to my HAF 912 so I thought that it wouldn't be able to do that..
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Case: Gamma
GTX 570
Corsair 500W PSU <-- with plenty of room for OCing
2x4GB RAM
212+
ASRock P67 Pro3 <-- No SLI, if SLI is wanted for the future, he will need a different board and PSU

This build comes out to $588.94 + $13.32 = $602.26. There is also a promo code for the PSU if he wants $5 off. And that will keep him under budget
Edited by Ironman517 - 10/28/11 at 7:58pm
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post #23 of 40
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And he obviously hasn't played it on his 2600k, so maybe listen to someone who has ? Like... Uhhhh...me ?

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I haven't had a problem with HT on while playing BF3. Lol.
post #24 of 40
if you go with the nzxt gamma I would not go through newegg. Order it on walmarts site and do site to store so you dont have to pay for shipping. then for whatever reason you can return it easily to the store if you dont like it.
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post #25 of 40
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Should have went with i5 2500k for gaming. Better CPU. But, Since it's an i7, Make sure to turn off hyperthreading. I heard it doesn't play well with BF3.
While for gaming it may be wiser to go with an i5 and use the difference towards a better GPU, stating that it's a flat out better processor than an i7 2600k is totally not accurate.

The i7 2600k is far superior to an i5 2500k.

And while he may play games, there are plenty of other things in which he will benefit more from the i7 over the i5.

And if BF3 currently isn't playing well with HT, it will likely be patched soon. Absolutely no reason to get a lesser processor because of it.
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post #26 of 40
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While for gaming it may be wiser to go with an i5 and use the difference towards a better GPU, stating that it's a flat out better processor than an i7 2600k is totally not accurate.

The i7 2600k is far superior to an i5 2500k.

And while he may play games, there are plenty of other things in which he will benefit more from the i7 over the i5.

And if BF3 currently isn't playing well with HT, it will likely be patched soon. Absolutely no reason to get a lesser processor because of it.
Will everyone stop bickering over the processor, he either already has it or has already decided on a 2600K. He wants a mobo, case, cpu cooler, RAM, PSU and GPU for $600.
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post #27 of 40
i am just about maxed out in BF3 with my rig i have a few things turned down, and my specs are relatively ancient compared to what your talking of building. Also using AMDs latest drivers.
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post #28 of 40
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GPU: 560ti or 6950
RAM: 8GB G.Skill Ripjaws

The others i'm not an expert at. Sorry.
Yes, I'd recommend the GTX 560Ti myself, It plays well with BF3, although my CPU is holding me back, reviews and benchmarks say it runs pretty smooth with high settings.

Also yes, Battlelog people have been saying to turn off HT.
   
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post #29 of 40
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Thats BS & crazy, he didn't buy i7 to turn of HT..
If HT is problem then the game has to fix it, i heard alot people with high end pc are getting Choppy 50 fps there...
Game looks good but optimization is fail

Why exactly do you need Hyper-threading, do you even know what it is for?

It's not for gaming, I can tell you that, google is your friend, look at ANY game benchmarks with HT on and off, and there is little to no difference.


Hyper-threading was made for programs that can take advantage of it, IE 3D modeling and rendering, video transcoding/encoding/audio transcoding and encoding. Not a video game.

Games even now only utilize the physical cores of a computer, and more and more are offloading onto the GPU for graphics/vectoring/anti-aliasing.
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post #30 of 40
I would get the 6950, its 10 FPS more than the 560ti, which is a considerable amount. So, if you are in budget get that. I would get the NZXT Gamma, sure cable management(if it even exists lol) and looks can be improved, but for practicality, cooling at that price point, it cannot be beaten.

Get a 500Gb HDD, pretty sure you can find them on sale on some sites. Look around.

Mobo: Asrock Extreme3 Gen3 definitely.

RAM: 4Gb Ripjaws-X. There have been reports that BF3 is limited by 4Gb of RAM, but on a budget, 4Gb will be fine, you can always get another kit later on. If you are in budget, you can consider getting a 8Gb Kit.

Cooler: 212 Plus

PSU: OCZ Modxtreme 500W on newegg.com. It seems to be cheaper than anywhere else atm, with the rebate and discount. You can consider the 600W (not exactly necessary as long as you control your OC).
    
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