Looking to build a computer for Arma 2 and Battlefield 3

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#1 Posted by supagamer9 (1650 posts) -

I dont really know too much about building computers, but I put this one together on Ibuypower and it costs $1,287 (including shipping). Can anyone tell me how it would run Arma 2 and Battlefield 3, and if theres anyway I can save a few bucks

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1 x Case ( Xion Echo Gaming Case - Blue )

0 x Case Lighting ( None )

0 x iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction ( None )

0 x iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion ( None )

1 x Processor ( Intel® Core™ i7 950 Processor (4x 3.06GHz/8MB L3 Cache) )

0 x iBUYPOWER PowerDrive ( None )

1 x Processor Cooling ( Liquid CPU Cooling System [SOCKET-1366] - [Free Upgrade] Standard 120mm Fan )

1 x Memory ( 6 GB [2 GB X3] DDR3-1333 - ** FREE Upgrade to DDR3-1600 ** Corsair or Major Brand )

1 x Video Card ( NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti - 1GB - Single Card )

1 x Video Card Brand ( Major Brand Powered by ATI or NVIDIA )

1 x Motherboard ( MSI X58A-GD45 )

1 x Motherboard USB / SATA Interface ( Motherboard default USB / SATA Interface )

1 x Power Supply ( 600 Watt -- Standard )

1 x Primary Hard Drive ( 500 GB HARD DRIVE -- 16M Cache, 7200 RPM, 3.0Gb/s - Single Drive )

1 x Data Hard Drive ( 500 GB HARD DRIVE -- 16M Cache, 7200 RPM, 3.0Gb/s - Single Drive )

1 x Optical Drive ( 24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black )

0 x 2nd Optical Drive ( None )

0 x Flash Media Reader / Writer ( None )

0 x Meter Display ( None )

0 x USB Expansion ( None )

1 x Sound Card ( 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard )

1 x Network Card ( Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100) )

1 x Operating System ( Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel) - 64-Bit )

1 x Keyboard ( iBUYPOWER USB Keyboard - Black )

1 x Mouse ( Logitech Internet Mouse )

1 x Monitor ( 19" LCD 1440x900 )

0 x 2nd Monitor ( None )

0 x Speaker System ( None )

0 x Headset ( None )

0 x Video Camera ( None )

0 x Case Engraving Service ( None )

1 x Warranty ( Standard Warranty Service - Standard 3-Year Limited Warranty + Lifetime Technical Support )

1 x Rush Service ( Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee) - No Rush Service, Estimate Ship Out in 5~10 Business Days )

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#2 Posted by deathshand707 (955 posts) -

dont. BF3 comes out in september, you should wait until at least october to build a pc, thats what Im going to do. Prices will go down on current hardware, and newer equipment will come out that is better for the same price. 1000 dollars then will go farther then 1000 dollars now, and plus we dont even know the system requirments for either.

and I suggest you build the computer yourself, you will save alot of money.

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#4 Posted by supagamer9 (1650 posts) -
but, I also want to play Arma 2, and I have a whole summer in front of me to do ABSOLUTELY nothing because I got shipped off to an area where I have no friends, and I want to play Arma 2
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#5 Posted by MonsieurX (37403 posts) -
Bad build and overpriced.
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#6 Posted by supagamer9 (1650 posts) -
Can you help me build another one then? I cant go over 1300$
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#7 Posted by deathshand707 (955 posts) -

Can you help me build another one then? I cant go over 1300$supagamer9

are you willing to build it yourself, a 1300 budget you can build a monster rig.

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#8 Posted by supagamer9 (1650 posts) -
like ACTUALLY put the computer together myself?
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#9 Posted by deathshand707 (955 posts) -

like ACTUALLY put the computer together myself?supagamer9

yes, it not hard at all

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#10 Posted by -GeordiLaForge- (7167 posts) -
Bad build and overpriced.MonsieurX
Definitely.. Get an i5 2500k with a P67 motherboard, atleast a GTX 560 Ti or HD 6950 videocard, and try to get a bigger monitor for cheaper someplace like Newegg or Tigerdirect. Also, find out what brand PSU they're giving you...
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#11 Posted by supagamer9 (1650 posts) -
Well ive never done it before, where do i start?
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#12 Posted by deathshand707 (955 posts) -

Well ive never done it before, where do i start?supagamer9

where do you live, can you buy off of newegg?

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#13 Posted by supagamer9 (1650 posts) -
I live on the East Coast of the US, does that mean i can buy from Newegg?
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#14 Posted by deathshand707 (955 posts) -

I live on the East Coast of the US, does that mean i can buy from Newegg?supagamer9

yes.

what do you need the computer for, just gaming, or are you doing any photo/video editing. Do you need an os?keyboard?mouse?screen?

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#15 Posted by supagamer9 (1650 posts) -
just gaming, and yes I need all of those things, but I dont need a giant monitor, a monster gaming mouse, or a uber keyboard
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#16 Posted by Former_Slacker (2618 posts) -

It's like paying for a Ferrari and getting a Honda civic. You're being very badly ripped off on that pc. The processor, while not bad is very old and doesn't compare to modern day equipment; not to mention getting it for that cost is atrocious. The graphics card is a joke; it's like they put it in there to purposely mess with you. "Ha! We sold this guy a crappy pc for an exorbitant amount of money so let's make him unable to play basic modern games just to spit in his face."

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#17 Posted by ionusX (25760 posts) -

just gaming, and yes I need all of those things, but I dont need a giant monitor, a monster gaming mouse, or a uber keyboardsupagamer9

i listed a solution to your problems in the can you run it sticky.. is very good solution i hav3e there i5 2500k, hd 6950, 6gb ram.. solid machine AND you get a free mouse & keyboard out of the deal

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#18 Posted by Wasdie (53510 posts) -

Remake this thread in the PC hardware discussion board please.