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Well as I'm sure you are all aware we finally have some info on Battlefield 3. I've been wanting to build a gaming pc for a good while now and this has basically made me decide to take the plunge. I currently game on Ps3 but it's all a bit... meh. I'm in the UK so uk prices would be helpful. This is the build I'm looking at the moment but I'm open to suggestions and advice I'm not sure whether to get an AMD or Intel Cpu as I'm aware GPU has the biggest effect on gaming but some games do rely heavily on the CPU.



I'm new so please forgive me if this is in the wrong section.
post #2 of 62
Hello Met the guy on BF3 forums and told him to join us (honestly, I have no clue which section is best for this lmao) Mod move this wherever u think is best Just don't put it in AMD or Intel because the guy has no idea what he is going with so

Have in mind he is going to buy the parts in April.. so some i7 2600k instead of that AMD is a good choice isn't it, since they are getting the mobos back in stock in April.
Edited by Lune - 2/5/11 at 8:44am
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post #3 of 62
since its amd build, wouldve made it in the amd general section .

anyway, go for the x6, same price almost and will last longer

aim for corsair hx series because of modular cables. and everything else looks good to me

EDIT: dont forget a after market cpu cooler. as stock are crap and loud.

a good cheap hsf is the hyper212+
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I was unsure whether to since I would be willing to use an Intel cpu and mobo
Thanks for the advice on the X6. It's just clocked quite a bit lower though than the X4's.
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Go for the 955 BE you won't need six cores, that's a pretty solid build and there's no point in going for the i7-2600k because you'll just be gaming and the 955 BE will be perfect for that. Other than that pretty solid build.
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I was unsure whether to since I would be willing to use an Intel cpu and mobo
Thanks for the advice on the X6. It's just clocked quite a bit lower though than the X4's.

you can always overclock it, the community will gladly help you out with that, and im sure there are guides for it.
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I'd maybe be willing to go for an 15 2400 or 2500. Would they be better performers than the Phenom II's ?
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It doesn't really matter in gaming, you'll get about the same fps between an AMD Phenom II 955 BE and an i7-2600k. You'll be able to max out the game fine with those parts.
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post #9 of 62
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Thank a lot then mate. That's what I'd primarily be using it for. I may upgrade it in the future to something a little more powerful when my wallet recovers. Repped
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Could you post the link to the shop you are going to use?
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