Overclock.net › Forums › Video Games › PC Gaming › Battlefield 3
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Battlefield 3 - Page 5

post #41 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by dezahp View Post

Lol you obviously don't know what you're talking about. I do, however, agree that I don't recommend prioritizing on getting a SSD on your tight budget. Saying that a SSD will do nothing for a game, specifically BF3, is completely false. A SSD would DRASTICALLY decrease load times in BF3 which is nice especially when changing maps. You will spawn faster which gives you a much higher chance of getting a vehicle or aircraft if you want to get into one of those. With a regular HDD, you will load much slower and in which most cases will most likely spawn after the round has already started where all or most of the vehicles are already gone.

doh.gif A ssd will only help with the INITIAL spawn. it usually will not be a big deal, even with a regular hard drive, you should load in faster than anyone with a laptop with a 5400RPM drive. It will not improve his FPS like a better GPU would, it will only help with initial load times. It will not help his respawn rate or anything else to give him an actual advantage in game.
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeonRed3mption View Post

Okay, but saying that it won't help him in games is just stupid...

Getting a SSD for a cheap gaming rig is unnecessary.... It will not improve the performance of the game.

@OP if you want a cheap rig to run BF3, just grab an i3 and a 7770, it should have no issues playing BF3, you will not be able to max it, but you will be able to play it without an issue. thumb.gif

Here is a quick sample build if you are in the UK Build (Click to show)
PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor (£85.48 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: MSI H61M-P31 (G3) Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£33.13 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (£29.11 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Hitachi 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£39.72 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card (£76.99 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case (£37.18 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£35.32 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £336.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

You will still need windows and peripherals.
The Sig Rig
(19 items)
 
Wifey Rig
(11 items)
 
Xbox PC
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k @ 4.8GHz stable ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen 3 MSI GTX 980 Ti 32GB (4 x 8GB) 1866Mhz Ripjaws X 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
256GB Crucial M4 1.5 TB HDD XSPC Raystorm RS360 Windows 7 Professional 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Acer 28" 4K Corsair AX750 Corsair 800D SWTOR Razer Naga 
AudioOtherOtherOther
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium XSPC RS120 8 x GT AP-15s White Sleeved Cables for Corsair AX750 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3Ghz Asus P5G41T-M LX Plus EVGA GTX 680 2x4 GB 1333Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
500GB WD Black 64 GB Crucial M4 Sony CD/DVD burner H40 w/ GT AP-15s 
OSPowerCase
Windows 7 Home 64 bit Corsair CX430 APEVIA X-Plorer2 Pink 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium G620 Foxconn H67S ITX Intel HD 2000 2 x 4GB 1333Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
256GB Crucial M4 Old Laptop CD/DVD drive Windows 7 picoPSU-150-XT 
OtherOtherOther
4 x Purple LEDs Power button Tranquility Xbox 360 Skin 
  hide details  
Reply
The Sig Rig
(19 items)
 
Wifey Rig
(11 items)
 
Xbox PC
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k @ 4.8GHz stable ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen 3 MSI GTX 980 Ti 32GB (4 x 8GB) 1866Mhz Ripjaws X 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
256GB Crucial M4 1.5 TB HDD XSPC Raystorm RS360 Windows 7 Professional 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Acer 28" 4K Corsair AX750 Corsair 800D SWTOR Razer Naga 
AudioOtherOtherOther
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium XSPC RS120 8 x GT AP-15s White Sleeved Cables for Corsair AX750 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3Ghz Asus P5G41T-M LX Plus EVGA GTX 680 2x4 GB 1333Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
500GB WD Black 64 GB Crucial M4 Sony CD/DVD burner H40 w/ GT AP-15s 
OSPowerCase
Windows 7 Home 64 bit Corsair CX430 APEVIA X-Plorer2 Pink 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium G620 Foxconn H67S ITX Intel HD 2000 2 x 4GB 1333Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
256GB Crucial M4 Old Laptop CD/DVD drive Windows 7 picoPSU-150-XT 
OtherOtherOther
4 x Purple LEDs Power button Tranquility Xbox 360 Skin 
  hide details  
Reply
post #42 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ironman517 View Post

doh.gif A ssd will only help with the INITIAL spawn. it usually will not be a big deal, even with a regular hard drive, you should load in faster than anyone with a laptop with a 5400RPM drive. It will not improve his FPS like a better GPU would, it will only help with initial load times. It will not help his respawn rate or anything else to give him an actual advantage in game.
Getting a SSD for a cheap gaming rig is just stupid.... It will not improve the performance of the game.
@OP if you want a cheap rig to run BF3, just grab an i3 and a 7770, it should have no issues playing BF3, you will not be able to max it, but you will be able to play it without an issue. thumb.gif
Here is a quick sample build if you are in the UK Build (Click to show)
PCPartPicker part list
CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor (£85.48 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: MSI H61M-P31 (G3) Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£33.13 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (£29.11 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Hitachi 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£39.72 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card (£76.99 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case (£37.18 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£35.32 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £336.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
You will still need windows and peripherals.

Reread my post? Does it say anywhere that I said it helps with graphics? I don't recall ever stating that or even implying it. I said it helps load times and it does help with BF3 for the reasons I stated.

Lol I'm not even highly recommending OP to get a SSD but you're making an argument as if I am. I said an SSD would be last of his priorities but don't say a SSD is not beneficial in any way and would be nice to have later on whenever he decides he wants to.
current rig
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k @ 4.53 1.32v asus p8p67 deluxe MSI R6970 Lightning G.Skill Ripjaws 8gb DDR3 - 1664 MHz 9-9-8-21 1T 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
WD Caviar Black 1.5 TB SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 RPM SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC256B/WW 256GB SSD Noctua NH-D14 Windows 10 Pro x64 
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
Asus ML238H 23" 1920 x 1080 Corsair Enthusiast Series 850-Watt 80 Plus Bronze CM Haf X Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD 
  hide details  
Reply
current rig
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k @ 4.53 1.32v asus p8p67 deluxe MSI R6970 Lightning G.Skill Ripjaws 8gb DDR3 - 1664 MHz 9-9-8-21 1T 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
WD Caviar Black 1.5 TB SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 RPM SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC256B/WW 256GB SSD Noctua NH-D14 Windows 10 Pro x64 
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
Asus ML238H 23" 1920 x 1080 Corsair Enthusiast Series 850-Watt 80 Plus Bronze CM Haf X Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD 
  hide details  
Reply
post #43 of 43
Snipes snipped. Keep it civil please.
Nyarlathotep
(17 items)
 
Cxaxukluth
(19 items)
 
Yog-Sothoth
(10 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3970X ASUS X79 ROG Rampage IV Extreme Bios 2105 EVGA KingPin Classified 780 Ti 3GB Tri-SLI  G.Skill Trident X F3-2400C10Q-16GTX 16GB (... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Vertex 4 SSD Seagate Barracuda 1TB ST31000524AS Lite-On IHAS124 24X DVDRW 3 x XSPC Rasa 750 RX360 Universal CPU Water Coo... 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
3 x EK-FC780 GTX Classy - Nickel Windows 7 Professional x64 3 x Dell U2412M SilverStone 1500W V2.2 x 2 
Case
Lian Li Pitstop T60 Testbench 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 - 5960X Asus Rampage Extreme V Gigabyte Titan X 12GB G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 288-Pin... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 850 Pro Series 1TB SSD 3 x Seagate 2TB  Seagate 3TB LG 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Phobya Xtreme 1260 Radiator XSPC D5 Photon 170 Reservoir/Pump Combo Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64bit with SP1  Samsung S34E790C 34in Ultrawide Curved LED Mo... 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Wireless 3000 Silverstone ST1500 Antec Eleven Hundred Microsoft Wireless 3000 
AudioAudioAudio
Audioengine D1 Premium 24-Bit DAC Audioengine 5+ Premium Powered Speakers Black Audioengine S8 Black 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3960X Asus Rampage IV Extreme Gainward "GOOD" GTX 580 x 2 AData x 2 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
Seagate XSPC Rasa EX 360 crossflow kit x 2, XSPC Rasa E... EK GW-580 Waterblocks Win 7 Pro 
PowerCase
SilverStone Strider ST1500 InWin D Frame 
  hide details  
Reply
Nyarlathotep
(17 items)
 
Cxaxukluth
(19 items)
 
Yog-Sothoth
(10 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3970X ASUS X79 ROG Rampage IV Extreme Bios 2105 EVGA KingPin Classified 780 Ti 3GB Tri-SLI  G.Skill Trident X F3-2400C10Q-16GTX 16GB (... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Vertex 4 SSD Seagate Barracuda 1TB ST31000524AS Lite-On IHAS124 24X DVDRW 3 x XSPC Rasa 750 RX360 Universal CPU Water Coo... 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
3 x EK-FC780 GTX Classy - Nickel Windows 7 Professional x64 3 x Dell U2412M SilverStone 1500W V2.2 x 2 
Case
Lian Li Pitstop T60 Testbench 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 - 5960X Asus Rampage Extreme V Gigabyte Titan X 12GB G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 288-Pin... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 850 Pro Series 1TB SSD 3 x Seagate 2TB  Seagate 3TB LG 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Phobya Xtreme 1260 Radiator XSPC D5 Photon 170 Reservoir/Pump Combo Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64bit with SP1  Samsung S34E790C 34in Ultrawide Curved LED Mo... 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Wireless 3000 Silverstone ST1500 Antec Eleven Hundred Microsoft Wireless 3000 
AudioAudioAudio
Audioengine D1 Premium 24-Bit DAC Audioengine 5+ Premium Powered Speakers Black Audioengine S8 Black 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3960X Asus Rampage IV Extreme Gainward "GOOD" GTX 580 x 2 AData x 2 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
Seagate XSPC Rasa EX 360 crossflow kit x 2, XSPC Rasa E... EK GW-580 Waterblocks Win 7 Pro 
PowerCase
SilverStone Strider ST1500 InWin D Frame 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: PC Gaming
Overclock.net › Forums › Video Games › PC Gaming › Battlefield 3