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Build Advice Suggested upgrade - BF3 Preperation

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by westham101, 22 Oct 2011.

  1. westham101

    westham101 MWN Gamer

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    Hey People,

    I am currently in the process of decideing what a suitable upgrade
    will be for Battlefield 3. I am either going to get a new cpu, mobo & ram
    the cpu would most likely be a i5 2500k, or I was thinking of getting a
    new graphics card and monitor which would most likely be a hd6970 and a
    1080p monitor. Budget: $500 Australian.

    I played the beta for BF3 and got decent results, 30-45 fps on ultra settings
    1600x900. I think the fps is decent but i really want the best graphics I could
    possibly get, because It didn't look all that great even on ultra settings with my
    current monitor.

    Questions:
    What would be the better brand Price/Quality of product?
    - HIS 6970: $363 - Powercolor6970: $359 - Gigabyte6970: $389 - Asus6970: $405
    (I am limited to these 4 brands because of where I am located)
    So, do you think I should upgrade the monitor and graphics card or cpu etc??
    - Will the 6970 be bottlenecked by the AMD 955 I currently have?

    I am leaning towards the monitor and graphics card.

    Thanks! :)
     
  2. CrazyJoe

    CrazyJoe Modder

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    Just so you know, there was no "ultra" in the beta.
     
  3. Blogins

    Blogins Panda have Guns

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    You'll find a GTX 570 would do better if you lay on the AA, tends to be cheaper as well!
     
  4. bdigital

    bdigital Is re-building his PC again

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    My advice would be to wait until its out. Only got a week to go.

    I wouldnt make expensive decisions until you actually know how the retail version runs. Just my opinion.
     
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  5. westham101

    westham101 MWN Gamer

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    Thanks for your opinions, ill have a look into the gtx570's aswell... So you guys don't think that it will bottleneck that cpu and the cpu SHOULD be fine for the game?
     
  7. Zero_UK

    Zero_UK What's a Dremel?

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    ^It was just a BETA, even the BETA was months dated in September when we saw it and so not all the features were available. They did not upload/include the DX11 features or high resolution textures as simply it would be too costly to upload and distribute just for a few weeks and besides, they probably wanted to get people testing the other graphic settings. I heard that max on the beta was pretty much medium/high.
     
  8. mucgoo

    mucgoo Minimodder

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    The CPU will be fine.
     
  9. jizwizard

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    the beta was only for back end testing. what you got was a very early build of the game it was not there to test graphic settings.

    on high with one 570 everything else maxed with no motion blur i was getting a minimum of 50fps with sli 570 i was getting a minimum of 89fps. and yes that cpu will bottleneck the card a little bit

    edit sorry thought you meant the cpu you currently have. the 2500k will be fine
     

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