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I have been playing ARMA 2 on my crap laptop and now it it time to treat myself to a gaming computer for ARMA 3. I have read a lot and tried to pick the best for the price range I am trying to stay in. I would like to run on Ultra settings and not sure what kind of guts I would need for that. Currently I am looking at this build http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1XWD0

CPU
Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $199.99

CPU Cooler
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.99

Motherboard
Asus B85-PLUS ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $99.99

Memory
G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $74.99

Storage
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $69.99

Video Card
Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card $309.99

Case
Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case $109.99

Power Supply
LEPA MaxBron 1000W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $129.99 (I know its more then what is needed but over time thinking of adding another R9 280X and future upgrades)

Optical Drive
Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.99
Operating System

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $99.99

Monitor
Acer V246HLbd 60Hz 24.0" Monitor $146.99 $146.99

Keyboard
Rosewill RK-8100 Wired Gaming Keyboard $29.99

Mouse
Perixx MX-1000 Wired Optical Mouse $20
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Might as well get the 4670k so you can actually overclock it. It may help with ArmA 3, especially if you play with a large amount of AI on screen. I might pick a slightly higher end Z87 too, and probably a different PSU. A $130 1000W looks sketchy, does it not? This will handle two R9 280X in CF, though I don't know if CF is worthwhile in ArmA 3.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151108

Acer tends to be beaten by some of its competition. I'd look into getting a similarly priced ASUS monitor instead. A rig like this will run ArmA 3 pretty easily on max settings at 1080p. I also unparked my cores the other day, and it gave me at least a 10 FPS boost in ArmA 3.
Edited by boredgunner - 11/7/13 at 9:56am
 
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Samsung 960 Pro 1TB Samsung 850 EVO 500GB Samsung 850 EVO 250GB EK Phoenix MLC 360mm 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
EK Vardar EVO 120ER x3 (bottom intake) Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Acer Predator XB270HU w/ Ideal Lume Standard Bi... Wooting One "Analog" Mechanical Keyboard (Red F... 
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Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 650W w/ Ensourced... Lian-Li PC-O11WX Logitech G Pro Kingston HyperX Fury Pro XL 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
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Fluance AVBP2 Gustard U12 Chord Mojo Blue Yeti w/ Pop Filter 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Fanatec CSL Elite Wheel Advanced Pack CODE 87-key Keyboard (Cherry MX Green) w/ Vorte... Ducky Pocket Mechanical Keyboard (Cherry MX Blue) THRUSTMASTER T16000M FCS Flight Stick 
OtherOtherOther
Furman M-8X2 (x2) AmazonBasics 7-port Powered USB 3.0 Hub Alfa Long-Range Dual-Band AC1200 Wireless USB 3... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 @ 3.6 GHz XFX nForce 680i LT XFX GeForce 8800 Ultra EVGA e-GeForce 9800GTX+ 
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EVGA e-GeForce 9800GX2 EVGA GeForce GTX 295 dual PCB OCZ Reaper 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 Intel 330 Series 180GB 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Thermalright Venomous-X Delta AFC1212D-PWM Silverstone AP141 Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG Flatron IPS235 Ducky Shine DK9087 Shine 2 (Cherry MX Red, gree... EVGA G2 850W Lian-Li PC-7HX 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 8700k Delidded @ 5.0 GHz ASUS Maximus X Hero Z370 Wi-Fi AC Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Ti AMP Extreme 32GB (4 x 8GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 4133 C... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 960 Pro 1TB Samsung 850 EVO 500GB Samsung 850 EVO 250GB EK Phoenix MLC 360mm 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
EK Vardar EVO 120ER x3 (bottom intake) Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Acer Predator XB270HU w/ Ideal Lume Standard Bi... Wooting One "Analog" Mechanical Keyboard (Red F... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 650W w/ Ensourced... Lian-Li PC-O11WX Logitech G Pro Kingston HyperX Fury Pro XL 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD Yamaha RX-V579 Ascend Acoustics CBM-170 SE Fluance XL7C 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Fluance AVBP2 Gustard U12 Chord Mojo Blue Yeti w/ Pop Filter 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Fanatec CSL Elite Wheel Advanced Pack CODE 87-key Keyboard (Cherry MX Green) w/ Vorte... Ducky Pocket Mechanical Keyboard (Cherry MX Blue) THRUSTMASTER T16000M FCS Flight Stick 
OtherOtherOther
Furman M-8X2 (x2) AmazonBasics 7-port Powered USB 3.0 Hub Alfa Long-Range Dual-Band AC1200 Wireless USB 3... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 @ 3.6 GHz XFX nForce 680i LT XFX GeForce 8800 Ultra EVGA e-GeForce 9800GTX+ 
GraphicsGraphicsRAMHard Drive
EVGA e-GeForce 9800GX2 EVGA GeForce GTX 295 dual PCB OCZ Reaper 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 Intel 330 Series 180GB 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Thermalright Venomous-X Delta AFC1212D-PWM Silverstone AP141 Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG Flatron IPS235 Ducky Shine DK9087 Shine 2 (Cherry MX Red, gree... EVGA G2 850W Lian-Li PC-7HX 
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Mionix Castor Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty P... 
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