Best Build for BF3 of $1000

What Do You Think Will Run BF3 The Best

  • Build 1 by 09_Breaker

    Votes: 2 11.1%
  • Build 2 By Rohit

    Votes: 7 38.9%
  • Build 3 By Phenom90

    Votes: 4 22.2%
  • Build 4 By mjmjpfaff

    Votes: 5 27.8%

  • Total voters


Aug 29, 2011
So far thees are the builds i have to choose from just based on opinion what one do you guys think is the best for just playing games like BF3 Diablo3 (i know their not out yet but based on a estimate what build do you think would out preform the other.

Build 1 by 09_Breaker

Processor:AMD Phenom II X4 Quad Core Processor 840 (3.2GHz) AM3, Retail HDX840WFBX $99.99

Memory: g.skill ripjaws 2x4gb 50$

Mobo:ASRock 970 EXTREME4 Socket AM3+/ AMD 970/ AMD Quad CrossFireX& nVidia SLI/ SATA3&USB3.0/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard MB-970EX4 $109.99


Build cost $885

Build 2 By Rohit

Processor: Intel Core i5 2500k $220

HSF: CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ $28

Mobo: Asrock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX $130

RAM: Gskill RipjawsX 2x4GB 1.5V 1866Mhz $80

GPU: ASUS ENGTX580 DCII/2DIS/1536MD5 GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 - $470

Total : $928

Build 3 By Phenom90
Intel Core i5-2500K - $219.99

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 - $129.99

G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR1 - $59.99

Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F120GBGT-BK - $184.99 after MIR

Graphics Card:
ECS NGTX570-1280PI-F GeForce GTX 570 - $269.99 after MIR

CORSAIR CAFA70 - $21.42 after MIR

Total: $886.37 after MIR excluding shipping

Build 4 By mjmjpfaff

CPU/HSF Combo:
Intel Core i5-2500K - $257

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 - $130

Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz - $52

Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F120GBGT-BK - $185 after MIR

Graphics Card:
EVGA GeForce GTX 570 HD 1280MB GDDR5 - $305 after MIR

Total: $951 after MIR excluding shipping <---- Seeing how I don't see a psu in any of those builds (no psu how to guess what vid card???) no h/d, burner, case, etc... who can say what build is best? No info, no educated guess. It's like shooting in the dark trying to say what build is best.

I can say this much, any AMD BD build isn't going to stand up to the Intel build imo, especially with Ivy Bridge coming out in the spring and the fact these 1155 boards support that cpu not forget PCI-3.0 support that comes with Ivy Bridge and those Asrock Gen3 boards. $187.99 Free Shipping
Crucial M4 2.5 inch 128GB SATA3 Solid State Drive(MLC) - CT128M4SSD2 $124.99
ASRock Z68 EXTREME3 GEN3 LGA1155/ Intel Z68/ DDR3/ Quad CrossFireX & Quad SLI/SATA3&USB3.0/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard $264.98 FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9 $27.99 FREE SHIPPING
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 <---- PCI-E 3.0 for Intel Ivy Bridge due out next spring <----- a better look at that board,13314.html <----- Crucial M4 Firmware update


Aug 1, 2011
Well, we all posted complete builds for him at first on another thread. He already has a CM 850W PSU, Case, HDD, Optical Drive etc. So he asked us to post a build consisting just a CPU, MoBo, RAM and GPU. He got 4 builds on that thread and created this poll for others opinions about those 4 builds. His main aim is to play BF3 @ 1080p @ highest details.

Read my first post on this thread. Nobody can give an honest vote without knowing the details.


Jul 27, 2010
und3adknight wrote:

Hello everyone I Was thinking about Building a new computer the most cost effective way i can so it can run the highest setting of the new Game Battlefield 3 with no lag or problems.

So far what i have that's most likely gonna stay is the 850w power supply and the case


I figured i could for sure keep the case and the psu since i could save some money without effecting the way the game would be run xD

Specs of my pc at the moment are:

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo E8400 @ 3.00GHz 3.00 GHz

Processor cooling fan:

RAM: 4.00 GB (i believe its ddr2)

Windows 7 64-bit Operating System

Mother Board: Asus P5N-T Delux [...] NT_Deluxe/

Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 [...] 80_us.html

Anyways im not that great at computers so i was wondering if you guys could help me out on what i should get or if i should start over with a new system entirely i am on a budget at the moment but im just looking for some ideas on what i would need to increase or change out.

on a budget of about 1000$
When my budget was 600 i had a guy reply with this which i was considering but im looking for some other ideas
Cool, here is what I would get:

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3

CPU: i5 2500K

video card: PNY GTX 560 Ti

Ram: if your current ram isn't DDR3, the G.Skill 2x4GB 1333MHz Sniper set is a good choice.
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I also have a friend that can get me a deal on intel cpu's so i may be able to get a better one even though it could put me over my 1k$ limit xD


so everybody should be clear about the details...


Oct 10, 2011
See this guide to get an idea of how various nvidia cards will run with BF3:

See this preview to see how current CPU's perform:

My advice... go for an i5 2500k. Whether or not bulldozer is gunna be phenomenal, Intel has the most consistent track record with their platforms since 2006 and the 2500k will perform beautifully in BF3. The 2600k clearly serves no immediate benefit in this case either. For a video card, get a superclocked GTX 560ti.. it will get just a few less fps than the GTX 570 but you can save about $100. If you refer to the first guide, you'll see that if you SLi the 560 you're going to destroy a single 580... and that's not taking into account I've recommended a superclocked 560ti. Those are my 2 big suggestions, everything else doesn't really matter. Just get a quality z68 board, 8GB RAM, 750w power supply (for future SLi) etc

$230 after rebate, lifetime warranty ^^^