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Old 04-26-2011, 12:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking to build a gaming rig that will be able to rock Battlefield 3 when it comes out. Budget is $1500 but will go higher if necessary. Not sure what to get as this will be my first build but I do have a general idea of what I need. I have a 23 inch monitor, speakers, mouse and keyboard already. I would probably guess Nvidia for GPU and Intel i7 for CPU, 8GB or 16GB of RAM, 1TB HD, 1000W PSU. Also not sure about overclocking anything. Will not be messing with water cooling and I don't need a blu ray player.
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RAM You won't need more than 4gb for gaming.
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I would suggest with the rest you pick a case, and disk space including an SSD.
If you are going to eventually OC get a cooler.
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His budget is big enough, he could fit this cpu/mobo combo in:

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This way he could do SLI in the future. I don't know whether you can run two 580's on a 750W psu or not though. Might want to up that.
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You sure 4GB of RAM is enough for the future?
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You sure 4GB of RAM is enough for the future?
No but than again not sure what that game is going to require. If you want to future proof yourself with 8gb you might as well.
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The game looks like it needs awesome specs to run smoothly hence why I named this topic "Battlefield 3 Gaming Rig".
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Well this rig will run it I guess if I were to speculate the biggest weakness I guess it would be ram so go for 8.
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What would you recommend for a case, HD, and optical disc drive? It would also be nice to see a complete build listed and the total cost.
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Cases are personal choice, really. Go with what you like... but make sure that it is easy to work inside of it and that it has adequate cooling.

For hard drive(s), look at the Western Digital Black drives. Nice and fast, plus they have a five year warranty. Check out the ones with the 64MB cache.

Go with a SATA optical drive. I won't buy an LG drive (bad experience).
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It would also be nice to see a complete build listed and the total cost.
Click the links and add up the cost. Then you'll have it.

And this rig will max the game regardless of 4GB or 8GB of ram. 8 would just be future proofing it.
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