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First time builder, is this a good Battlefield 3 rig?
04-04-2012, 05:40 PM,
First time builder, is this a good Battlefield 3 rig?
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
Prices include shipping and discounts when available. $688.91
04-05-2012, 06:38 AM,
RE: First time builder, is this a good Battlefield 3 rig?
Looks like a solid build to me.
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
04-05-2012, 11:48 PM,
RE: First time builder, is this a good Battlefield 3 rig?
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
04-06-2012, 09:32 AM, (This post was last modified: 04-06-2012, 09:33 AM by ichigeki.)
RE: First time builder, is this a good Battlefield 3 rig?
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.
Unless you were talking about the EVGA with 448 cores after rebate being $229.

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.
Desktop: CPU: Intel Core i5 2500 3.30GHz RAM: G.Skill 8GB MOBO: ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 Video Card: SLI MSI Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 768 SSD: Corsair Force 3 60GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Sound: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Mouse: Storm Sentinal Z3RO-G Keyboard: Das Keyboard Silent/Filco Majestouch 2 Speakers: Behringer MS-16 Headphones: Alessandro MS-1/Shure SRH440 modded Router: D-Link Xtreme DIR-655 Monitor: Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM De-anti-glared Laptop: Lenovo Thinkpad X120e/Thinkpad T430
04-06-2012, 11:55 AM,
RE: First time builder, is this a good Battlefield 3 rig?
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)

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