Sep 29, 2011

I'm going to build a computer for the first time, and could need some input. I would like if it could play BF3, among others, on fairly high settings.

Approximate Purchase Date: At latest a month from now

Budget Range: 8000 DKR is 1450 USD, but in Europe the prices differs a lot from the US (I think)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Movies

Parts Not Required: Moniter, speaker, mouse, keyboard, Win 7, DVD drive

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:, something that delivers to Denmark

Country of Origin: Denmark

Parts Preferences:

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: In the future yes

Monitor Resolution:1920×1080

Additional Comments: I would like if it could play games at a better than average visual level, at least the next year or two


I already have looked at a few parts.

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1 TB Hard Drive, SATA, 7200 RPM, 32 MB Cache

Intel Sandybridge i5-2500 Core i5 Quad-Core Processor (3.30GHz, 6MB Cache, Socket 1155)

Coolermaster HAF 922 Mid Tower Chassis

AsRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Motherboard, Socket 1155, PCI-Express 3.0, DDR3, USB 3.0, HDMI, 7.1 HD Audio, ASRock Instant Boot

Kingston HyperX Genesis - Memory - 8 GB : 2 x 4 GB - DIMM 240-pin - DDR3 - 1600 MHz / PC3-12800 - CL9 - 1.65 V - unbuffered - non-ECC

Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2UK Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 High Performance 750W Power Supply

I have looked on these 3 graphic cards but I don't really lnow what gives the best performance for the value.

Asus GeForce GTX 580 DirectCu II Graphics Card (1.56GB)

XFX Radeon HD 6970 - Graphics adapter - Radeon HD 6970 - PCI Express 2.1 x16 - 2 GB GDDR5 - DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort

Gainward GTX 580 "Phantom" - Graphics adapter - GF GTX 580 - 3 GB GDDR5 - DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort ( HDCP )

For gaming purposes what card should I choose, and are the others parts that I need to change? The GTX 580 is 50% more expensive then the Radeon 6970 in my country of residens, is it worth it?

Thanks in advance


Sep 28, 2011
I am not tooooo familiar with all of the hardware out today but i noticed you did not have a solid state drive in there. I would recommend picking up some form of 64g maybe a little higher so you can run your OS and bf3 on it only, install everything else to the tera.


Sep 29, 2011
Thank you. I think I will buy an SSD. It looks tempting.

Someone recommended two 6870 in crossfire as the gpu, would that be better than what I have now?
yeah two 6870s will serve you better but buy a good 6950,unlock it and enjoy the power of 6970 at lower price.less noise,heat and offcourse money.otherwise grab a
good 6970 so that you can upgrade in future