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Ok so I'm looking build system for a family friend. He just wants it to play BF3, he's far from tech savvy, as he says half the time when we talk about computer stuff "It doesn't have a steering wheel" haha (He's a truck driver).

Anyway, looking at my options. I have some older parts laying around here doing nothing, a Q9550 CPU, 4GB Corsair Dominator DDR2 (think its 1066), EVGA 750i SLI FTW Motherboard, 2 9800GTX+ Vid cards.

Now, i want to make this as painless as possible for him so I'm thinking SLI with those vid cards is out of the question and i don't think one will handle BF3 at all (i may be wrong) But I'm watching a 7850 2gb on ebay thats going pretty cheap and thinking i can pair that with the cpu, mobo and ram i have then just get a psu and hdd and we're good to go.

Other option is buy all new stuff he probably won't put to much use, he's willing to spend cash, but just leaving it up to the tech savvy ppl to do.

Not sure on his monitor resolution, I'm going to assume 1080p, plus he'd like to hook it up to his 50 inch plasma which I'm pretty sure would be 1080p anyway.

Thoughts?

(wasn't sure what section to put this in... ) smile.gif
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Nah a single 9800 GTX+ ins't going to cut it for 1080p.
That 7850 2GB will do just fine, maybe not completely maxed out, but it will do just fine on high.
Is that CPU going to run at stock? You may consider getting like a CM T4 and put it up to 3.4-3.6.

Cheers.
 
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Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Lol Stock w/ aftermarket 80mm fan Ubuntu 13.04 19 inch Dell & 17 inch NEC 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
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Red Onboard crap A lot of dust 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo E4600 Supermicro PDSBA Geforce GT 8500 OC Some Samsung and some Lenovo... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
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MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Some 1280 x 1024 Dell and a NEC (also 1280 x 1024) A really old mechanical Dell Cooler Master 390 Watt Cheap stuff 
MouseMouse PadAudio
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AMD Athlon II X3 450 Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 XFX Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 4GB Corsair 1333 MHz CL9 
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XFX Pro 550W Core Edition Fractal Design Core 1000 
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Temporary rig
(15 items)
 
 
MotherboardGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Some Asus with a really hot southbridge 8500 GT @ stock 1.5GB something, Samsung & 'Buffalo', whatever ... 250GB Hitachi Deskstar 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Lol Stock w/ aftermarket 80mm fan Ubuntu 13.04 19 inch Dell & 17 inch NEC 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Dell  Cheap Something cheap from MS TECH Rainbow 
Mouse PadAudioOther
Red Onboard crap A lot of dust 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo E4600 Supermicro PDSBA Geforce GT 8500 OC Some Samsung and some Lenovo... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi Deskstar 250 GB None Intel Stock & modded GPU cooling Win7 Home Premium 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Some 1280 x 1024 Dell and a NEC (also 1280 x 1024) A really old mechanical Dell Cooler Master 390 Watt Cheap stuff 
MouseMouse PadAudio
It says 'Rainbow' Ikea Sweex SC015  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II X3 450 Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 XFX Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 4GB Corsair 1333 MHz CL9 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB WD Blue 7200RPM lol Stock Arch / Xubuntu / eOS / Win7 
PowerCase
XFX Pro 550W Core Edition Fractal Design Core 1000 
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