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BF3 is one of the VERY FEW games that will use more than 4GB, but 8 is pretty cheap.
Eye of the beholder in this instance.

It depends what you do. If you have other stuff running in the background it surely helps, if you are just running the game then 4GB is typically fine. For the extra like $15 it's worth it.

8GB isn't even enough for me.. I run my work in the background which uses like 6 - 7GB and nearly maxes my CPU too.. ugh I need a 3930K and 16GB >.> to play games and run my work simultaneously.
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OP:

Slickdeals is your FRIEND. I can create beast builds @ 600-700 since I happen to live near both MicroCenters in California...
Here's one II made recently.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Aoqm-6PvQW_OdDJFT2lwNExtMFhDTmtmcWQwc0h3U3c
It was only so expensive cause he wanted an SSD & didn't have Windows 7 already.

PSU: never above $30 after rebate - you can get a good 500w PSU, which will handle any single card system with ease.
GPU: Slickdeal that price, I got my 560 ti 448 for $190 but that's the frontpage once in a lifetime deal. You can regularly save $30-$50 off regular prices if you use it.
etc...


I echo everyone here.
Clearly you know little about PSUs. You need one that has STRONG reviews. Our power supply forum has really useful stickies.
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im running a g840 and its holding back my 1gb gtx 560 ti. (judging by benchmarks)
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The CPU doesn't make huge gains unless you are running multi GPU setups. Even the Sandybridge Pentiums hold their own vs their much more expensive brethren.
Also wouldn't a GTX 460 be better for him at around the same price?

One of my mates has a GTX560Ti 448, and has it clocked so it beats one of my 480s in 3DMark11 thinking.gif
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im running a g840 and its holding back my 1gb gtx 560 ti. (judging by benchmarks)


What? I had a G530 and it ran my GTX 580 to almost 99% all the time depending on game. You should be fine with that CPU and that GPU considering you have more CPU power and less GPU power.
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post #16 of 22
Go for the quality PSU.
An Antec Earthwatts 500 would be just fine.
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You'll need more than 4GB of RAM too, get 8GB. It's practically the new standard for memory.

considering you can find 8gb kits for $40, no question. gpus weak man. get a 460 se (not 560 se, they have only a 192bit bus) or a 7770 if you can get it near the price. the lowest you could go and pull off smooth 1080p gaming is a 6850 or maybe 6790. if you have to, cut back on the cpu or something
post #18 of 22
480 is one of the best buys in terms of price/performance, but cooling it will be a hassle. tongue.gif

Sandy Bridge pentium is a nice alternative to the i3. They offer almost identical Gaming performance.

@OP where are you located? What is your budget? And What do you already own?
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post #19 of 22
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Thank you guys for advices. First, yes I'm going to change the psu I know its crappy (it comes with The case but I decided to buy seperately). Also I will upgrade rams later, I think I will go with another 4 gig venegeance. For graphics card, if the website I'm buying this build is going to make summer sales which is really good for me biggrin.gif I will get a zotac gtx 560 (maybe Ti) I can't buy gtx 4** because they don't selling older series... For processor I'm going to stick with i3 because budget since its lga 1155, I can upgrade it later. Also I did a research about SSD's and I may get 30 gb ssd for os and some frequently used programs (browser etc.) I'm on my blackberry now sorry for bad english its not my main language and I live in turkey so parts are bit expensive..

Edit: I totally forgot smile.gif I might get second 550 ti or go with 6** series (I don't think they will come that fast..)
Edited by ExForge - 5/11/12 at 2:47am
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Thank you guys for advices. First, yes I'm going to change the psu I know its crappy (it comes with The case but I decided to buy seperately). Also I will upgrade rams later, I think I will go with another 4 gig venegeance. For graphics card, if the website I'm buying this build is going to make summer sales which is really good for me biggrin.gif I will get a zotac gtx 560 (maybe Ti) I can't buy gtx 4** because they don't selling older series... For processor I'm going to stick with i3 because budget since its lga 1155, I can upgrade it later. Also I did a research about SSD's and I may get 30 gb ssd for os and some frequently used programs (browser etc.) I'm on my blackberry now sorry for bad english its not my main language and I live in turkey so parts are bit expensive..

If you can, I would go with 2 sticks of 4GB memory now instead of getting 2 sticks of 2GB and getting another 2 sticks of it later. This way, you can get another 2 sticks of 4GB down the road if you ever need it. I don't know what the prices are like in Turkey, but here in the US it's a very small amount of money more.. so that is why I suggest doing so.
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