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BirdDawg
10-27-2011, 06:28 AM
kurbed had a good idea to see what hardware was working well with BF3, so here is mine:

(HP TouchSmart 610)
AMD Phenom 2.6GHz Quad-core
12 GB DDR3 Memory
1GB ATI Radeon HD 5570
Logitech G13 Gamepad
Logitech G700 Game Meese
Wireless N 10Mbs dl ISP

I'm getting some lag still, which I'm sure is not on me and will be fixed soon (hopefully). But it is a whole lot better than what I was used to playing WoW with on my old rig. My main gameplay issue at the moment is the arthritis in my hands, so hopefully the new kb/mouse I ordered will help resolve that as I loose nearly every firefight I engage in. But still fun as hell!!!

sam007
10-27-2011, 08:42 AM
51240 (WC11) Intel Core i7 960 Quad Core Processor LGA1366 3.2GHZ Bloomfield 8MB LGA1366 4.8GT/S Retail Box [BX80601960] [Reg. $339.01] 1 $289.99 $289.99
58402 (WB12) Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 16MB Cache 7200RPM 3.5IN SATA Internal Hard Drive OEM [WD5000AAKX] [Reg. $44.42]
Environmental Fee $0.40 Per Item 1 $38.99 $0.40 $38.99
57131 (WB21) Seagate Barracuda LP 2TB SATA 6GB/S 3.5IN 12MS 5900RPM 64MB Hard Drive OEM *3YR MFR Warranty* [ST2000DL003] [Reg. $99.98]
Environmental Fee $0.40 Per Item 1 $69.99 $0.40 $69.99
55545 (WC22) Mushkin Enhanced Silverline Stiletto 12GB 3X4GB PC3-10666 DDR3-1333 9-9-9-24 Triple Channel Memory [998770] [Reg. $130.09] 1 1 $123.99 $123.99
38996
(24 lb) Coolermaster Haf 922 Mid Tower ATX Case Black 5X5.25 5X3.5INT Front Audio USB eSATA No PSU [RC-922M-KKN1-GP] [Reg. $129.99] 1 $99.99 $99.99
59212 (WE22) Gigabyte G1.Sniper ATX LGA1366 X58 DDR3 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 USB3.0 Bigfoot Killer 2100 SLI Motherboard [GA-G1.Sniper] [Reg. $449.99] 1 1 $382.99 $382.99
7842 PC Assembly and Testing With 1 Year Limited NCIX System Warranty (PRE-CONFIG WIN. OS If Purchased) [PC-ASSEMBLY]
Environmental Fee $7.80 Per Item 1 $50.00 $7.80 $50.00
21448 (WD33|GA11)
nGear Flash Card Reader 3.5IN Internal USB Black CF/SM/SDHC/MMC/MS/XD 18IN Cable [NG-35INT-BK-CR] [Reg. $18.99] 1 $8.99 $8.99
57361 (WD11|QA82) EVGA GeForce GTX 570 Fermi 732MHZ 1280MB GDDR5 2XDVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E Video Card [012-P3-1570-AR] [Reg. $369.99] 1



Shipping & Handling: $0.00
Environmental Fee: $8.60
SUBTOTAL: $1,413.52
HST(13%): $183.76
No PST - Outside B.C.: $0.00
TOTAL: CAD $1,597.28
BALANCE DUE: $1,097.28

Keyboard, an old IBM mechanical one I got for free from my friend
Mouse Logitech G500
Dell U2410, wife got it for me at a super price of $200! (cause she works at computer place refurbishing Dell's)
Internet is Bell's Fibe 12 (12 Mbs download fibre optic)
PSU Cougar SX850

I changed my video settings in game and when I went back into the game, the graphics was all messed up, not sure what the technical term is.

I have Vertical lock on to keep FPS at 60, I had issued with BC2 when it went over 60, caused blue screen.

kurbed
10-28-2011, 11:33 AM
Looks like everyone has got a decent rig! Mines about 2yrs old...seems to be running the game well. Although, I am running into some heat issues with my gpu :(

Intel Core2 Quad 2.33mhz
4GB 1066mhz ram
Nvidia Twin Fozr 250 GTS 1024MB
Old 17" Sharpe LCD
Standard KB/Mouse

Seems to be keeping up well...I am experiencing a few glitch's here and there when my gpu core heat rises(under stress). Have been turning up the fan's and seems to be helping...

I would call my set up almost bare minimal to play this game with any level of fun...of which I'm having a lot of with this game :cheers:

Lorbid
01-06-2012, 01:02 AM
Hey guys. Figured I'd jump in.

CPU: 2600k OC'd to 4.2Ghz
RAM: 16GB
Mobo: Asus Maximus Gene-Z (gen2)
GPU: MSI 560GTX
PSU: Corsair 650TX
4 Harddrives
2 Optical drives
Case: Fractal Designs Define R3
ISP: Bright House RR Lightning (40Mb down/5Mb up)

For BF3, I honestly get no noticeable lag unless I'm on a 64 player server, then it lags a tad. (this is with max settings @ 1080p)


Now I was rocking an older rig before this and the frame rates were choppy as hell
Q6600 oc'd to 3.2
MSI 8800GT OC
4GB of ram
Abit mobo
OCZ PSU. (never buy one of these EVER. It blew up after xferring it to the new system, hence the reason the change of psu)


kurbed: you mentioned you were having overheating issues with your GPU. What kind of case/air flow do you have? You shouldn't be overheating unless the cooler isn't making good contact with the GPU.

roadrnr
05-24-2013, 05:17 PM
Well, I've just majorly upgraded my PC and am about to pull the trigger on the PC version (even w/ BF4 out in a few months...)

AMD FX 4300 Quad Core 3.8GHz
8 GB ram
1TB HD
Originally bought a EVGA GeForce GT 630 2GB...but imma gonna sell it, cause I bought:
Asus GeForce GTX 650Ti 2GB

Can't wait for the rest of my stuff to come in and finish this build. Then I'm going to promptly hop online and play some games. It's been 10+ years since I've played a PC game...Can't wait to get back in to the action...

sam007
05-24-2013, 05:20 PM
Well, I've just majorly upgraded my PC and am about to pull the trigger on the PC version (even w/ BF4 out in a few months...)

AMD FX 4300 Quad Core 3.8GHz
8 GB ram
1TB HD
Originally bought a EVGA GeForce GT 630 2GB...but imma gonna sell it, cause I bought:
Asus GeForce GTX 650Ti 2GB

Can't wait for the rest of my stuff to come in and finish this build. Then I'm going to promptly hop online and play some games. It's been 10+ years since I've played a PC game...Can't wait to get back in to the action...

Nice, what's your Battlelog ID so I can add you? Have you thought about running your GPU in SLI?

roadrnr
05-25-2013, 09:08 AM
Nice, what's your Battlelog ID so I can add you? Have you thought about running your GPU in SLI?

It's Roadrnr21 I think we are friends on battlelog ;)

I don't think I can run the GPU in SLI, due to 1 PCI Expressx16 slot....otherewise, I would. :biggrin1:

ustolemygmrtag
05-25-2013, 09:33 AM
Roadrnnr, go a step up and get the 660ti. it is worth the extra money for the performance. Any card from NVidia below the 660 is a waste of money if you are playing online games. I am running a 460 GT and I can play BF3 and Skyrim on max settings at 45 to 60 FPS. I have a friend with a 650 and he only get 25 to 40 fps if he is lucky. Also, pc memory is a big factor as well. I recommend at least 4 gig but 6 gig to 8 gig is better. And get a vid card with at least 1 gig gddr5 nothing less.

With NVidia Cards, the lower numbers are not real good for next gen games.

How to tell which is better with NVidia is prettey easy.
If you ignore the 1st number in the designation, you are left with the steps of quality. and *60 is better, but the best is the *80 is the best. The 480 is still just a step behind the 680. And is faster than the 660. The 500 series is about the same as the 400 series, so I would not even look at them.

sam007
05-25-2013, 12:01 PM
It's Roadrnr21 I think we are friends on battlelog ;)

I don't think I can run the GPU in SLI, due to 1 PCI Expressx16 slot....otherewise, I would. :biggrin1:

Ah, I see you , just added you. I have other requests from Frag Nation which I have not accepted.

Dang MB, with not enough expansion slots.

The simplicity of NVidia's products and their ability. Since ATI was bought by AMD, its made picking a video card so much easier now. :smile:

Gink
05-25-2013, 03:14 PM
Roadrnnr, go a step up and get the 660ti. it is worth the extra money for the performance. Any card from NVidia below the 660 is a waste of money if you are playing online games. I am running a 460 GT and I can play BF3 and Skyrim on max settings at 45 to 60 FPS. I have a friend with a 650 and he only get 25 to 40 fps if he is lucky. Also, pc memory is a big factor as well. I recommend at least 4 gig but 6 gig to 8 gig is better. And get a vid card with at least 1 gig gddr5 nothing less.

With NVidia Cards, the lower numbers are not real good for next gen games.

How to tell which is better with NVidia is prettey easy.
If you ignore the 1st number in the designation, you are left with the steps of quality. and *60 is better, but the best is the *80 is the best. The 480 is still just a step behind the 680. And is faster than the 660. The 500 series is about the same as the 400 series, so I would not even look at them.

Good info. I've never understood nvidia's numbering. I didn't buy my laptop for gaming, I justified the quad i7 and 14GB RAM for running VMs, but thought it actually having a discrete Nvidia 630M 2GB would allow me to play most stuff. Anything I've played has looked great, but don't imagine I've played anything all that graphics intensive, looked up some youtube vids of BF3 with the same card and it looks like 25-30 FPS on average. Not too exciting.

My Home Theater PC has an empty PCI Express slot... but it's only sporting an AMD A6 2.2GHz triple core and 8GB of RAM, so even with a discrete vid card the budget CPU might bottleneck. Built it to be cheap, run XBMC and play HD video, about it. Will probably be a couple years before I can build a dedicated gaming rig.