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I am doing my first build in April and I was wondering how to get a vga card (Around $300) but I want it to run BF3 at Ultra. Would that be possible? Thanks for your help in advance!
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if you have not bought the parts i would wait, prices get really cheap when the new stuff come out, and a 560 ti will play it easily....
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Originally Posted by Ted Muffin View Post

I am doing my first build in April and I was wondering how to get a vga card (Around $300) but I want it to run BF3 at Ultra. Would that be possible? Thanks for your help in advance!

Get any card you want and then get a DVI > VGA adapter if need be.
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if you have not bought the parts i would wait, prices get really cheap when the new stuff come out, and a 560 ti will play it easily....

I have not bought any components yet just the case. When will the prices drop? I want to build in April-June.
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For $300, you WILL drop below 60fps on ultra. But if you are satisfied with 40+ FPS then a GTX 570 will work for you and it costs $340. Might want to look into used GPUs if you really want 60fps and go for a GTX 580 or the AMD equivalent.

Edit: Assuming you are running at 1080p at 90 FOV. If you drop the FOV lower, then you will be getting higher FPS.
Edited by mrwalker - 2/8/12 at 3:24pm
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^ Yeah. 60 FPS on Ultra(everything maxed) with BF3 is hard to get. On a 1920x1080p monitor you'll need something like SLI 480's, 570's, or 580's. No single card unless dual GPU will max BF3 out on Ultra on a 1920x1080p resolution with a constant 60 FPS with no dipping, especially on multiplayer. VRAM will be an issue with so I'd opt for something with 1.5GB +
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^ Yeah. 60 FPS on Ultra(everything maxed) with BF3 is hard to get. On a 1920x1080p monitor you'll need something like SLI 480's, 570's, or 580's. No single card unless dual GPU will max BF3 out on Ultra on a 1920x1080p resolution with a constant 60 FPS with no dipping, especially on multiplayer. VRAM will be an issue with so I'd opt for something with 1.5GB +
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For $300, you WILL drop below 60fps on ultra. But if you are satisfied with 40+ FPS then a GTX 570 will work for you and it costs $340. Might want to look into used GPUs if you really want 60fps and go for a GTX 580 or the AMD equivalent.
Edit: Assuming you are running at 1080p at 90 FOV. If you drop the FOV lower, then you will be getting higher FPS.

Guys, I will go used, and I will run a 1920X1080 moniter.
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Guys, I will go used, and I will run a 1920X1080 moniter.

For used graphics the best performance you can get for $300 is 2x GTX 470's. $150 ish a piece for a total of $300.

They should come very close if not be able to maintain 60 FPS on all settings ultra at 1920x1080p. I have SLI 460's and they do pretty well. The real problem is VRAM though, if you can spend more I'd suggest finding 2x used GTX 480's and that would hands down do everything ultra no problems.
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post #9 of 11
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For used graphics the best performance you can get for $300 is 2x GTX 470's. $150 ish a piece for a total of $300.
They should come very close if not be able to maintain 60 FPS on all settings ultra at 1920x1080p. I have SLI 460's and they do pretty well. The real problem is VRAM though, if you can spend more I'd suggest finding 2x used GTX 480's and that would hands down do everything ultra no problems.

Thanks!
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Thanks!

The real question is what CPU are you using?
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