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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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AudioAudioOtherOther
Bel Canto Dac 3 KGSS Clone Furman M-8X2 Power Conditioner Leopold FC210TP (Cherry MX Blue) 
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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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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The Wish Granter
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Legacy Build
(18 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 6700k @ 4.6 GHz Gigabyte GA-Z170X Designare MSI GeForce GTX 1080 ARMOR 8G OC @ 2063 MHz Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4 3000 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB Samsung 850 EVO 250GB Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB Swiftech H140-X 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Noctua NF-A14 IndustrialPPC-2000 2x Silverstone AP182 Silverstone AP141 Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Acer Predator XB270HU w/ Ideal Lume Standard bi... MK Disco TKL (KBT Black) Antec HCP Platinum 750W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair Carbide Air 540 Logitech G Pro Cooler Master Storm Speed-RX Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Antique Sound Lab MG Head DT Stax SR-007A Yamaha RX-V579BL Fluance XL7C 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Fluance SX6 Fluance AVBP2 Yamaha YST-SW012 8-inch subwoofer Gustard U12 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Bel Canto Dac 3 KGSS Clone Furman M-8X2 Power Conditioner Leopold FC210TP (Cherry MX Blue) 
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 
MouseAudio
Mionix Castor Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty P... 
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