Problem solved. Building a PC

Discussion in 'Technology' started by CiNiC, May 23, 2012.

  1. CiNiC

    CiNiC Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:

    Good ol' m11x has lasted me a good while now, but is slowly deteriorating. And, I want to play newer games.

    SO

    I NEED A PC THAT CAN RUN BATTLEFIELD 3 AT HIGH GRAPHICS SETTINGS WITHOUT ANY LAG.

    That means a lot of CPU.

    I'm building from scratch, and I don't know a single thing about making a desktop.
    Graduating in the next few weeks, so prezintz inbound.

    Newegg links to the items would be appreciated.

    AWAY!!!
     
  2. Sharkey

    Sharkey Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Actually it doesn't, no reason to not get a nice cpu, but you're going to want an expensive gpu. :P

    Budget?
     
  3. PsychoRealm

    PsychoRealm Australian Skial God Contributor

    Steam:

  4. CiNiC

    CiNiC Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:

    1500 ish?

    My currnt CPU is 1.73 gHz overclocked..
     
  5. Sharkey

    Sharkey Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    So you plan to overclock the new chip or no?

    Also, is a full sized computer alright, or do you want small form factor?
     
  6. CiNiC

    CiNiC Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:

    Large is fine.
    Most likelyOC it.
     
  7. Lord Killington

    Lord Killington Australian Skial God

    If you're overclocking, I'd say an AMD chip would be better than an intel
     
  8. Ninja_DC

    Ninja_DC Rage-Inducing Forum Troll

    Steam:

  9. Sharkey

    Sharkey Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Here's what I got: (List is clickable btw)
    Total: ~1,365.55

    I'm sure other people will have suggestions, I think that's a pretty solid build though. I could have looked for more combos, but newegg's site is down right now and I have to go to school soon. I would personally recommend splurging on a modular psu, cable management is a bitch without one. I left out the OS btw, you can add that.

    If you don't know what you're doing, you will want to do some research. It would suck to fuck up a $1500 build. There are guides and videos all over the internet.
     
  10. PsychoRealm

    PsychoRealm Australian Skial God Contributor

    Steam:

    Looks pretty solid to me. The only two things I personally would reconsider are CPU and hard drive. Why not to buy i7 and prolong the no-need-to-upgrade time? In regards to WD - I've had my personal terrible experience with these HDDs crashing, so I prefer Seagate Barracuda.
     
  11. CiNiC

    CiNiC Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:

    I'm gunna do a Skial tinychat.
     
  12. takethepants

    takethepants Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:

    Oaky's setup is pretty nice. I would go with a SSD bootdrive (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148441) and then a larger data drive. For a GFX card, I would say save the money and get a 560 Ti since that'll run BF3 just fine: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130610

    If you want Ivy Bridge I guess you could. I would go i7-3770 (Ivy Bridge) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116502

    Also, if you need an consultation on build, I've built a few machines in the past
     
  13. [TC]CreepingDeath

    [TC]CreepingDeath Australian Skial God Contributor

    Steam:

    I've been AMD's bitch for over a decade, now, but Bulldozer was a GIANT disappointment... My brother just upgraded to an i5 3570K without touching his video cards (8800GTs in SLI) and he got a HUGE boost in frames. He also plays BF3 and is happy. A GTX 560Ti would also be a step in the right direction. I'm sure the 660 is probably going to be out soon since the 680 and 670 were recently released, and Kepler is seemingly a HUGE step over Fermi.
     
  14. Sharkey

    Sharkey Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    He wants high settings, the 560Ti CAN NOT run BF3 on max settings unless you're playing low resolution.
    Also, I already have an SSD in my build list.

    Hundred bux more and having hyperthreading isn't going to make it last any longer.
     
  15. PsychoRealm

    PsychoRealm Australian Skial God Contributor

    Steam:

    As much as I agree with you on 560Ti topic, I'd hate to disagree on your statements in regards to i7 vs i5 topic. It's not just about multi-threading.

    Quoting PCmag, "Core i7 will be better for multi-tasking, multimedia tasks, high end gaming, and scientific work."
    "It is very obvious that Intel Core i5 Processors are mid-range performance processors aimed at people looking for who are not regular with heavy multitasking or multi-threading programs. For most general users and gamers, included, the 2nd generation Sandy Bridge core i5 processors are a very good option within the affordable price range."

    I don't consider BF3 to be a general game. I know it requires serious resources.

    PCmag is known for putting technical reviews in words understandable by general public. If you check benchmarks of both cores, you will see that i7 is about a lot of different things.

    Of course, for some people $100 of difference between i5 and i7 is quite significant, but I'd rather go with i7 in this case.
     
  16. CiNiC

    CiNiC Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:

    I like the CPU/Mobo combo, however.

    Should I do that combo Oaky posted with the i5, or something else?
     
  17. PsychoRealm

    PsychoRealm Australian Skial God Contributor

    Steam:

    It's up to you. Oaky has valid points, so do I (I hope), so it's up to you now to choose which way to proceed. Do your reading on Google about i5 vs i7 and make your decision.
     
  18. Sharkey

    Sharkey Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    In gaming there is practically no difference between a chip with hyperthreading and without hyperthreading. In BF3 when it first came out, it actually worked better without hyperthreading. Now it's the same thing as with.

    Hyperthreading makes the chip harder to overclock and without it you can run the chip at higher clocks with lower voltage, which with ivy is a good thing, due to it's thermal issues.

    While I can agree with you on the multitasking, most people don't multitask to a point where having hyperthreading would be noticeable. You're going to notice a much larger difference with higher clock speeds and the SSD. Don't buy the rig without the SSD, it's magical.
     
  19. PsychoRealm

    PsychoRealm Australian Skial God Contributor

    Steam:

    And here is the good deal for SSD ($95) with $30 mail-in rebate.
     
  20. CiNiC

    CiNiC Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    Steam:

    That's 160. ._.
     
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