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Originally Posted by XtremeBawls;15551353 
The redline is running 7-8-7-24 at 1600. Tighten them up a bit more and they are much better than some value G. Skill Cas 8 that have to run 9-9-9-27 at anything over 1600.

As for video cards, I wouldn't be so against unlocked 6850's, but at 1080p the gains will be minimal in BF3 when compared to the cost difference/added power consumption/increased heat/hassle of Crossfire(be it minimal in most cases).

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/306?vs=301

CF 6870s only pull 50w more (12%) than a 570, run cooler at load, and are 40% more powerful. For only 15% more cash.

The hassles of multi GPU setups are usually fixed after the 1st month of a games release, and there are usually manual fixes before AMD/nVidia update their drivers. Also CF scaling is sooooo much better than SLI.

EDIT: And in regards to memory OCing, anything past 1600MHz wont give you any real benefit, you'd be fine with 1333MHz for OCing but I know that some programs tend to take a hit at those speeds. Look up some benchmarks, this isn't LGA 1366/2011 we're talking about.
Edited by Polymerabbit - 11/2/11 at 8:26pm
 
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post #22 of 28
Woah hold onto your chairs people check this out!!!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.759551
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post #23 of 28
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Originally Posted by MiKE_nz;15551699 
Woah hold onto your chairs people check this out!!!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.759551

Nice but they add stuff that you don't need; HDD + SSD, $130 case, 2600K over 2500K, $94 memory... for only $110 off. The price of the 2600K alone already offsets the savings.
 
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Originally Posted by Polymerabbit;15551745 
Nice but they add stuff that you don't need; HDD + SSD, $130 case, 2600K over 2500K, $94 memory... for only $110 off. The price of the 2600K alone already offsets the savings.

ye it's not really the best for the OP's situation, just thought it's quite a good deal for anyone looking to buy those components.
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post #25 of 28
You know if you can try to get the CPU and mobo at microcenter (if there is one nearby) you could get it for cheaper about ~150 cheaper prbly?? but yea most of these builds posted are what i would recommend also you really dont need an i7 to play bf3 IMO and you can get an i5 plus mobo for about ~219 (which is the cost of just the i5 on newegg) also everything doesnt have to be from newegg and especially not bestbuy lol there are other sites that have pretty good deals on memory or HDDs and a 560 ti would be better than the 470 listed but the 570 wouldn't be bad at all. Also a case??

http://ghettocomputers.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/cimg4688lm3.jpg

do this and call it a day LOL jk I have myself a Cooler Master 690 II it that has made me happier than ever and i still am.
post #26 of 28
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also you really dont need an i7 to play bf3 IMO

Considering that HT causes stuttering he definitely shouldn't bother with the i7 tongue.gif
 
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post #27 of 28
Not only is the Alienware a re-furb......but it didn't look like anyone mentioned the prices that Alienware would get all their hardware at. They buy in bulk and slam these things together. I bet they pay about 1/2 as much ( more or less ) than what us average joe-schmoes do. Just think what kind of a computer you guys could build if you got the parts as cheap as Alienware......be pretty damn nice for sure!
    
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Thanks everybody. These are some great suggestions.
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