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Which system for Battlefield Bad Company 2?

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post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
Here are the 2 systems.

AMD

Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 AM3+
CPU: FX-6100 Bulldozer
RAM: Pareema 8GB 2x4GB
GPU: nVidia geForce 8800GT 650/1620/1050



INTEL 1 Vote

Motherboard: BIOSTAR H61MGC LGA 1155
CPU: Intel Core i5 2500
RAM: Pareema 4GB 2x2GB
GPU: nVidia geForce 8800GT 650/1620/1050

which one is better for Bad Company 2?
Edited by philhalo66 - 2/2/12 at 8:56am
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I5 all the way but they video card is going to be holding you back bad
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post #3 of 28
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Originally Posted by cyanmcleod View Post

I5 all the way but they video card is going to be holding you back bad

actually i don't think it will i was running BC2 maxed out and pulling 47 fps in places and GPU usage barely broke 38% even with 4x AA in DX10 mode Granted the average FPS was around 17 fps but the GPU usage never even broke 12% when it was that low.

I won't be keeping the 8800 for very long 4 months tops then I'm getting a 6970 (i hope)
Edited by philhalo66 - 2/2/12 at 8:56am
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post #4 of 28
I am going to agree.... while the 8800 is legend, i think its probably pretty constrained by that Athlon


edit:


when i went from my GTX 260 216 to a GTX 470 i noticed a large improvement in performance
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post #5 of 28
I say Intel thumb.gif .
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I was running an OC'd 9800 a little while back with my sig rig and I got no where near 47 frames, probably around a consistent 30-35, that's with the CPU clocked @ 3.7ghz. My friend had the same processor and a 5850 about a year ago and couldn't max it at 1080 smoothly, although his CPU was @ stock settings. I would be very surprised if your GPU didn't hold you back in some form.
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post #7 of 28
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I was running an OC'd 9800 a little while back with my sig rig and I got no where near 47 frames, probably around a consistent 30-35, that's with the CPU clocked @ 3.7ghz. My friend had the same processor and a 5850 about a year ago and couldn't max it at 1080 smoothly, although his CPU was @ stock settings. I would be very surprised if your GPU didn't hold you back in some form.

well i don't run at 1080P i run at 1440x900.
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I am going to agree.... while the 8800 is legend, i think its probably pretty constrained by that Athlon
edit:
when i went from my GTX 260 216 to a GTX 470 i noticed a large improvement in performance

every single game my CPU bottlenecks me.
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post #8 of 28
The i5 is the better gaming chip. I'd definitely recommend going with an i5 2500K and P67 or Z68 motherboard so you can overclock if you want.
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I would try to get 2500K + P67. There is a big difference from 3.3Ghz and 4.6GHz once you overclock it.
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post #10 of 28
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The i5 is the better gaming chip. I'd definitely recommend going with an i5 2500K and P67 or Z68 motherboard so you can overclock if you want.

I can't afford that only the regular 2500 and that crap Biostar MoBo.
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I would try to get 2500K + P67. There is a big difference from 3.3Ghz and 4.6GHz once you overclock it.

no way i can afford that, the intel system maxes my current budget.
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