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#1 Eclipse581

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 01:55 PM

Hey guys, im in the process of upgrading my computer to get ready form the fall for games such as Battlefield 3. I would like to run it at the highest resolution and fps that I can, and I was told that the frostbite engine that EA uses requires a quad core processor for best performance. So if you guys could help me pick one out that would be great. Also I am looking to get a new motherboard either a 1155 or 1156 so I can run an i7 processor. One more thing this might be a dumb question I have an older case but its pretty big, will that let me use a new motherboard, or will I need to get a new case.? Thanks

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 08:48 PM

avoid dead platforms the 1156 is over, its 1155 from now on. you can pick up a nice motherboard and quad core processor fairly cheap compared to the older i7's.
naturally you know the ram is gone to, its all DDR 3 now, so that ddr2 is toast.

Honestly the 560 is not a bad start, get a board that can run SLI or TRI sli and get a couple more! lol, seriously its a pretty new video card already would be a shame to toss it aside so soon.

Your case may be fine if it fits the 560 now, the new 1155 boards are pretty much micro atx unless you get an uber board with lots of toys and then you are talking 200+ for the board.

Edited by hamluis, 16 June 2011 - 12:52 PM.
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Posted 15 June 2011 - 01:11 AM

What is the budget gonna be?

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 15 June 2011 - 11:59 AM

I'd say 180-250 for a motherboard, CPU around 250-300 and I'm not really sure on RAM

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 04:58 PM

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz - $220

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD4-B3 - $190

Ram: Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - $85

Total: $495 exlcuding shipping and taxes.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 15 June 2011 - 07:04 PM

Thanks for helping me out :) now I have to wait 2 weeks till I get paid lol

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 10:00 PM

Also would I need to upgrade my power supply for the new board? Or will mine still connect properly?

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 12:39 AM

Nop, your current OCZ 700W should be able to power it up.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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