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Easily run BF3 maxed. Though probably nothing past 4AA

 
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post #13 of 17
You can build it yourself, look how much you can save:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($229.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.93 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.00 @ B&H)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($383.10 @ NCIX US)
Case: Antec P280 ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1289.97
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by zrollo View Post

You can build it yourself, look how much you can save:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($229.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.93 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.00 @ B&H)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($383.10 @ NCIX US)
Case: Antec P280 ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1289.97
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
Get this for an SSD Samsung 830 256GB 169.99$ 40 dollars more but double the size and get him an i7 3770k as he was already targeting the i7 3770 ,for a motherboard just get the MSI Mpower for 189.99$ and for the ram go with the Samsung wonder ram and you can also check the AMD 7970 for 399.99$ which in par with the GTX680 if not faster in some stuff.
     
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post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by nvidiaftw12 View Post

Get a k cpu. No reason not too. Other than that, pretty balanced.

It can run bf3 with max settings at 60 fps most times, but it will dip, and cysis you can run on high ok, not ultra.


High is the lowest setting on crysis.
Edited by BWAS1000 - 10/21/12 at 5:16am
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Originally Posted by awsan View Post

Get this for an SSD Samsung 830 256GB 169.99$ 40 dollars more but double the size and get him an i7 3770k as he was already targeting the i7 3770 ,for a motherboard just get the MSI Mpower for 189.99$ and for the ram go with the Samsung wonder ram and you can also check the AMD 7970 for 399.99$ which in par with the GTX680 if not faster in some stuff.

I was trying to keep it as close to what he already had but I do agree with the changes. I would keep the 670 just for Physx but to each his own.
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Originally Posted by zrollo View Post

I was trying to keep it as close to what he already had but I do agree with the changes. I would keep the 670 just for Physx but to each his own.
I always leave the Nvidia vs AMD for the buyer to decide him self smile.gif but i didnt know why i mentioned it this time tongue.gif
     
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