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$1400 BF3 Build Critique

Hitikiro

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CPU: Core™ i5-2500K Processor, 3.30GHz w/ 6MB Cache $216.24
SSD: Crucial M4 SSD 128GB $184.61
Mobo: GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 w/ Dual DDR3 2133, 7.1 Audio, Gigabit Lan, 1394, CrossFireX / SLI $146.24
GPU: XFX Radeon HD 6970 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDVI HDMI 2x Mini DisplayPort Video Card $334.74
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600MHz CL9 Dual Channel Kit (2 x 4GB) $49.99
Power Supply Unit: Corsair Professional Series HX850 Modular Power Supply $159.34
Heat Sink Fan: Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H100 Extreme $94.69
CASE: Antec 300 Three Hundred Versatile Mid Tower Gamer Case $44.99
DVD Drive: Samsung SH-S243D/BEBE 24X Black DVD Writer SATA OEM $13.24

Sub Total $1244.08
Net Total (with HST) $1393.3696

Gaming resolution will be at 1440X900. Any changes or suggestions?
 

supaflyx3

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at 1440x900 a 6970 is overkill, drop down too a 6950 or gtx560ti.
other then that, looks good too me.
 

techman95

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yea drop your video card down to a 6950 and use the extra money fro a better case
 

JJThomp

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6970 isn't overkill for that resolution, its actually just right if you want to play on ultra, personally I recommend a step down on CPU cooler maybe a CM 212+ and get a better case, it will make your GPU and CPU run cooler. A cool GPU is a higher overclocked GPU = better frame rates.
 

Iphikratous

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I'd drop to like a solid 650W psu, like the antec high current gamer or new ocz ZT series. HX 850 is a bit old in the teeth now and you don't need 850 watts for your system. I'd take the money you save and put it into a better case, the 300 sucks to work in. Check out the Fractal Design Core 3000 or Bitfenix Shinobi.
 

SKYMTL

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On average, AMD cards get lower framerates than their NVIDIA counterparts in BF3. Particularly when MSAA is enabled.
 

Bond007

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If it was my build I would drop the cooler to a cheaper air cooler (probably a hyper 212), swap the video card to a gtx 570, drop to the 650w version of the PSU, and use the saved money to buy a 23-24 inch 1920x1080 (HD) monitor.
 

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