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Hey everyone, I've been a console gamer all my life but after playing BF3 on my buddy's pc on ultra, I'm hooked. When i sniped that dude at 500 yards no scoped, I said to myself "I need a gaming pc". Me and my friend have been discussing it and agreed on the idea of building an amd tower on a budget, and I mean slim budget, and having it run BF3 on ultra. I'm rather new to computer technicalities, I program, but when it comes to hardware, I'm a novice, can anyone help me out learn what it takes to build a pc and what i need to know to continue successfully into the world of pc gaming?
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Would this be from scratch or do you have any parts already?
 
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Do you mean ultra as in EVERYTHING maxed out, or CLOSE to ultra? (no MSAA, perhaps a couple things on high).
What resolution do you plan on playing at?
Slim budget = how many $$$?
We need to know these things before we get started tongue.gif, and about the topmost point, BF3 atm is the most intensive game at the moment, so it takes ALOT of money to run it at 100% ultra.
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my friends running two 370s evga on all evga equipement, with some samsung 3d display, but i want ultra, not close to, i want ultra, whats the use in gaming if i cant see my enemies. umm under 500? he said he could build me a rig that ran BF3 on ultra for 350?
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NO parts at all deafboy
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We need to know how much mulah you're wanting to spend.

Because to be completely honest, you can sacrifice a few things and still play on Ultra with insane FPS.

Without AA, and MSAA I'm running well over 100FPS constantly. That's with x2 GTX 470's (About $160-$170 a pop now.)

With some AA and MSAA I can average around 75-80FPS.
 
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What resolution do you play at? And is your friend planning to sell you any used parts that he may have lying around?
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wait, $350... for ultra.. LOL HAHAHAAHAHAHAHA. be serious, youd be lucky to play on medium for $350 (without an OS incldued in that price)

http://www.overclock.net/t/1207028/500-pc-capable-of-running-bf3/0_20#post_16315941

Have a read at that, thats with a $500/600 budget.
Edited by The Muffin Man - 1/29/12 at 2:00am
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software is no problem, he has a motherboard (identical to the one he uses but built by a different company) but he has a case, he said he can cover ram since he was looking into ram drives, ummm idk really know, its the chipset, gpu and ram i was worried about getting, everything else i can figure out
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Can you post exactly what he's giving you? We cant help you if we don't know what resolution you're going to be playing at and what parts hes giving you.
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