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First time builder, is this a good Battlefield 3 rig? - sstryker23 - 04-04-2012

I'm not that concerned about eye candy, being able to run everything is more important to me. I already have a copy of windows 7, and don't plan on overclocking. Any criticisms?

CPU Intel Core i5-2400 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor $149.99 @ Microcenter
Motherboard Biostar H61MGC Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $49.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory $37.99 @ Newegg
Hard Drive Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $89.99 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 448 Cores 1.25GB Video Card $229.99 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case $47.99 @ Microcenter
Power Supply Antec 550W ATX12V Power Supply $64.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive LG GH24NS70 OEM DVD/CD Writer $17.98 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping and discounts when available. $688.91


RE: First time builder, is this a good Battlefield 3 rig? - MathieuB - 04-05-2012

Looks like a solid build to me.


RE: First time builder, is this a good Battlefield 3 rig? - krazz619 - 04-05-2012

Wow... If I could get that build for that price I would. But I wish I knew where you found those items for those prices haha


RE: First time builder, is this a good Battlefield 3 rig? - ichigeki - 04-06-2012

Not to doubt you, or you may have discounts but just to make sure...

The GTX 560 listed on Newegg for $229 isn't the one with 448 cores.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130604
Unless you were talking about the EVGA with 448 cores after rebate being $229.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130738

If you want the non 448 cores GTX 560 Ti, then I recommend getting the Radeon 6870 instead, it is $50 cheaper and performs 1-2 fps slower in BF3.

If you want the 448 cores GTX 560 Ti and don't have a copy of Battlefield 3 then I recommend getting this card that comes with the game.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500231


RE: First time builder, is this a good Battlefield 3 rig? - PwnBroker - 04-06-2012

it will run bf3 well. on the auto high setting, you will be pushing 50-55 frames depending if you run the 448 core model or not.(about a half dozen frame difference). with a 6870 you will be pushing almost 50 frames(about the same as the non 448 core model, and with a 6850 you can push 40 frames, all in 1080p of course. this is a full 64 multiplayer benchmark in caspian border using fraps.

and to be honest with you, i cant tell any spec of difference in auto medium and auto high settings, except for a solid 60 fps with vsync enabled on a 60 hertz monitor.(maybe its my antique eyeballs, lol)