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Go with a 2500k build and a GTX 560 Ti if you can. That is the best bang for the buck gaming setup right now. A 500W power supply is fine, but I would upgrade to a Corsair GS500 or TX500 at least for the better power conditioning and ability to provide consistent power at high temps.

As for your old HSF, AMD hasn't changed their mounting brackets in years. If you do go with an AMD CPU, the new HSF will work on your old motherboard. If you must go with AMD, get a Phenom II X4 and overclock it. An X6 is overkill for gaming.

Good luck
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Or you could be a really nice son and just get him a $25 hyper 212+ while you're ordering everything else from the egg
I would but why spend an extra 25 when I can just recycle but it would work though right.
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Heres what I managed, PSU, GPU, CPU, Memory and motherboard for $713. I assumed the $713 was final price, but theres $40 worth of Mail in rebates on there, so the total after those is $673, leaving enough to cover the Processor cooler mentioned below

Honestly if it was me, these are the parts I would be picking and buying if I was looking to build a rig for BF3.

The gtx 560 is almost as good as gtx 570, so with this rig your gonna be looking at an extremely playable 50-60fps on max settings in my opinion.

Oh and I forgot CPU cooler, but like others have mentioned one of those cheap CM Hiper 212+ would be able to cool a 2500k under 70C at 4.5ghz or so depending on your ambient.
Edited by $ilent - 10/29/11 at 6:11pm
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Max settings minus some AA.

This Intel build is quite high quality and future proof. Add another 560 ti down the road and you're set to go for almost anything. No bottlenecks or any problems like what you might experience with the PhII.
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Heres what I managed, PSU, GPU, CPU, Memory and motherboard for $713. I assumed the $713 was final price, but theres $40 worth of Mail in rebates on there, so the total after those is $673, leaving enough to cover the Processor cooler mentioned below

Honestly if it was me, these are the parts I would be picking and buying if I was looking to build a rig for BF3.

The gtx 560 is almost as good as gtx 570, so with this rig your gonna be looking at an extremely playable 50-60fps on max settings in my opinion.

Oh and I forgot CPU cooler, but like others have mentioned one of those cheap CM Hiper 212+ would be able to cool a 2500k under 70C at 4.5ghz or so depending on your ambient.
You're missing the Case (~$50) and HDD (cheapest drive on Newegg right now is a 80GB Seagate for $49.99+$6.29 shipping. Ugh!), so that would bring your posted build to a total of $780.22 after shipping and rebates. This clearly breaks his budget. I'm trying to put something together here, too, and these HDD prices are killing budget builds.
Edited by ayyini - 10/29/11 at 6:17pm
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post #16 of 35
Definitely get a 2500K.

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And these HDD prices are killing budget builds.
Makes SSD prices look much better though
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You're missing the Case and HDD. I'm trying to put something together here, too, and these HDD prices are killing budget builds.
Good point, I only quickly read OPs first post and assumed he only needed the parts from the newegg cart he made.

@OP A case and Hard drive is gonna be another $100, so with my build your looking at the $750-775 mark. In my honest opinion, I think the extra 75 dollars on the budget is worth the fact that this build will contain the 2500k and the gtx 560.

To stay within budget of 700 and to add a case and HDD your gonna need to drop down to the AMD processor and most likely a gtx 460 which I dont think will cut BF3 at high settings unfortunately.
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Heres my attempt couldn't fit a case in though





Edit: swap the hdd for this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148789
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for 250 you could get the asus 560ti DCU II or the msi twin frozr II which are cooled far better than that card.
    
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Good point, I only quickly read OPs first post and assumed he only needed the parts from the newegg cart he made.

@OP A case and Hard drive is gonna be another $100, so with my build your looking at the $750-775 mark. In my honest opinion, I think the extra 75 dollars on the budget is worth the fact that this build will contain the 2500k and the gtx 560.

To stay within budget of 700 and to add a case and HDD your gonna need to drop down to the AMD processor and most likely a gtx 460 which I dont think will cut BF3 at high settings unfortunately.
I'm willing to spend a bit more if it's definitely worth it, But I'm having a hard time finding a good HDD for the right price. 500GB is fine.
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