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Old 12-05-2012, 10:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New Build for BF3 and Black Ops 2

I want to build a new PC that will run these games like they should be played.

Would like to go SLI but its up for any other better ideal.

Would like to be able to have the option to add some hot swapable drives.

Vmware will probably be used also.

Budget lets say 2k but it can go over or be less : )

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Old 12-05-2012, 12:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You don't need much to play these games actually. With a budget like that you could get a 680 and 3570k and be set.
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Great what MB do you recommend and I can go from there

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Old 12-05-2012, 01:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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CPU:
Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

Motherboard:
Newegg.com - ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

RAM:
Newegg.com - Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PV38G160C9K

GPU:
Newegg.com - EVGA 02G-P4-2680-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

PSU:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

SSD+HDD:
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD128BW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Optical:
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA Model SH-224BB - CD / DVD Burners

OS:
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - Operating Systems

$1394

So you can choose the case you want. Make sure it's ATX compatible.
You can get something like this to add hot swap bays to almost any case. I added the 1TB just for the lee-way even though I figured you had a drive setup in mind.

Newegg.com - Thermaltake RC2300101A MAX-2533 5.25" (x2) Bay to 3.5" (x3) Bay Mobile Rack HDD Canister
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Default Re: New Build for BF3 and Black Ops 2

Personally i would Go with a western digital black instead of the Seagate. I have had a lot of problems with them. Over about 8 drives. I had an older model years ago it failed quite quickly. I RMAed a 500 gig one, then had to rma it again, then it still broke again. So I just said screw it. Bad sectors on others, etc. I have had super bad luck with them, so i go western digital now :P. Everything else looks good
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anecdotally, i also prefer WD over seagate from problems a few years ago, but im sure theyre fine and wouldnt say 'don't get them' just that i would use samsung or wd.
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All in the user experience as I have never had a problem with Seagate but every single WD drive I have had in my possession gets screwed. The last one I ever got is now clicking and it is a Black. Started today, currently backing up to Google Drive.
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^it really depends on luck. Sometimes they just don't like you.


http://www.behardware.com/articles/8...s-rates-5.html

Thats an interesting little bit of info there.
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I wonder what the rate for Seagate would be if they didn't include those terrible 1.5s.
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