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Josh S. wrote:
Dude, for the 1000 budget build, you could have used a MSI Ti Hawk gtx 560 ti video card (- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127578&Tpk=msi%20ti%20hawk -). This card outperforms a 6950 at $20 less!
First off great article, very helpful. I cant wait to try out BF3.
Currently I am in the process of getting the parts for a new AMD Bulldozer build. Any ideas on how well this would run BF3? My goal is to be able to max it out, if anyone has any changes that will help that I would be grateful.
AMD Bulldozer FX 8150p (3.6Ghz Base 4.2Ghz Turbo)
8GB DDR3 1866
Asus Sabertooth 990FX Motherboard
AMD 6970HD 2GB Video Card
Current 7200RPM 120GB HD as main extra 3TB for storage.
So it costs AT LEAST an extra $600 to be able to run BF3 on PC? With no idea of how well that HD 6770 will actually be able to handle BF3 and at what graphics settings? I think I would rather just spend a grand total of $0 and play BF3 on my PS3 instead. All my gamer friends are on PS3, and I'm more used to the controller anyway.
Note: I do have a quad-core PC with a GTX 560 Ti (capability to upgrade to SLI in the future), so I probably will have the ability to run BF3 well. But I'll probably just get the game on PS3 first, and then get it on PC when the price drops like a freaking rock in a month or two like every PC game does.
This is my first real gaming PC build and with all the hype about BF3's graphics and it being so "next gen", top of the line today can be just average tomorrow. -S
EA's min listing for the GPU really won't cut it. How well any of this will do is a semi-educated shot in the dark at best.
while I know it takes a great amount of time to configure these systems, a 320GB hard drive on the $1000 and $1200 systems. I can understand it on the low systems, but your steam folder is bigger than 320GB mertesn
you can easily get a 6950 for $20 cheaper, or go with a 90GB SSD and put that money towards a 1TB hard drive that will not fill up in two weeks
just an idea
I see somebody doesn't believe in uninstalling.
You don't even need a program. Steam, and all of its games, are perfectly happy to move from one drive to another--I did it with 300GB of installs a few weeks ago.
I think he means you can have 2 steam directories
Old games on spinner, newer games you play all the time on SSD.
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