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2011 Gaming "BF3" Build

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It's that time of the year, time for an upgrade or new rig all together. I would appreciate some input from everyone on the build. Main focus on the build is gaming.

AMD or Intel. NVIDIA only.

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE 3.4GHz | $129.99 | to be purchased
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 990FX | $149.99 | to be purchased
COOLER: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus | $26.99 | to be purchased
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws 8GB DDR3 1600MHz | $49.99 | to be purchased
PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 | $104.99 | to be purchased
GPU: ASUS GTX560 DirectCUII OC 1GB | $00.00 | purchased
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB | $59.99 | to be purchased
CASE: COOLER MASTER HAF 912 | $00.00 | purchased
TOTAL: $521.94

MONITOR: ASUS VH232H 23" | $169.99 | to be purchased
TOTAL: $169.99
Edited by Sam1990 - 9/27/11 at 7:50pm
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2500k + P8P67 Pro
Hyper 212+
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post #3 of 38
See my sig rig. I got it for BF 3. Never mind, I paid more than $800 for the rig. Sorry I really should learn to read the whole post before repling.
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post #4 of 38
i would say 460 cause its cheaper and verrrrry good, if u have the money buy the 470

samsung spinpoint 1 tb is like $60 +tax S/H

case is good space and air flow, i bough the new NXZT phantom case but its &180

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDe...t=Combo.632748
has: MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
and
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

get for gaming i7-2600k or 2500k both good 2500 cheaper.

if u do overclooking u should get hyper 212+ cpu fan, if not use stock fan it is decent and comes with thermal grease
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post #5 of 38
I would go for something like this:
CPU: i5 2500K
Cooler: the tuniq (later get a V6GT, frio, NH-D14, SA, archon or water for a 24/7 5ghz with this expect 4.5ghz 24/7)
Mobo: p67 extreme4 (supports 775 coolers)
RAM: whatever is on sale that is decent 4gb or 8
GPU: gtx 560 ti (overclocks well)
HDD: 1tb (WD or Samsung)
Case: haf 912

SSD: vertex 3 120gb
Edited by joelmartinez - 4/20/11 at 4:13pm
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samsung spinpoint f3 500gb agility 3 120gb some loud samsung archon (stock) 
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post #6 of 38
I don't know much about the system requirements for BF3, but I'm going to take a stab at it based on what I know from Bad Company 2.

I'm guessing that the game will be very optimized for multi-core, so I'd say Phenom II X6 or i5 at the least, i7 preferred. As far as the GPU goes, I'd say get a single gtx560 or 460 for now, but leave enough headroom on the PSU and mobo to slap another one in if needed.
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post #7 of 38
Vertex 3/SB i7/GTX 570 FrozR III.
Or
1TB Spinpoint/GTX 560Ti/X6.

For $800 you could work some things in and out as well.
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post #8 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by amstech View Post
Vertex 3/SB i7/GTX 570 FrozR III.
with $800 ? Never mind i think i see how you did it but he doesn't need all that stuff
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samsung spinpoint f3 500gb agility 3 120gb some loud samsung archon (stock) 
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post #9 of 38
don't get a last generation graphics card for a next generation direct x 11 titan.

seriously... 560Ti MINIMUM. i completely agree with k series intel processor choices, very powerful, but the amd 6 cores are getting cheaper and gigabyte has released some good black socket motherboards than will be bull dozer reader so you will have the future upgrade option.

i would say a great direction to go would be the 1055t amd 6 core which is what i have. in bad co 2 it sits at around 30-60% cpu usage in game, and each core sits at about 90-99 percent while loading maps and completes loading in about 8 seconds. it will crush the i3 2100k and shouldn't be far behind the i5 2500k at a much nicer price (currently on newegg 169.99 free ship)

and then the 560Ti OR 6950 (similar prices)

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i have whipped up a build that i think is impossible to beat for 800;

does not include monitor or OS.

everything has instant savings, except the haf which has a mail in.
i even found that one of the best 600 watt PSUs is 40 dollars off.

here is the cart. also there is a promo code not shown in the cart for an extra 6 dollars off of the haf.
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post #10 of 38
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I could reuse my current RAM, cooler, and PSU if possible and put some more cash into something else.
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