Could this rig run bf3 on ultra?


Sep 23, 2012
Hi, I've never done pc gaming before and looking to get into it. Looking forward to some settlement money from a car accident and thought I would splurge on a gaming computer. Would this rig be able to run bf3 on ultra? If so, how good would my fps be and what would need upgraded to run it at 50-60 fps? Thanks.

CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-3570K 3.40 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)
HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
MEMORY: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
MOTHERBOARD: [CrossFireX] GIGABYTE Z77-DS3H Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ IRST, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 2x Gen3 PCIe x16, 2 PCIe x1 & 2 PCI
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Sep 23, 2012
Okay thanks for the replies, sorry if I seem a little uneducated about this stuff (probably because I am) So is there anything I could downgrade in order to save enough to get a graphics card upgrade? I don't really NEED to play on ultra but I do need to play with 60fps. I'm looking to not push $1200-1500 on this rig so if ultra is out of my price range I'm fine with that.
$1200-1500? The rig you linked is worth at most $800. Closer to $700 if you asked me.

You can get a better motherboard, a CPU cooler, three times faster graphics card, SSD and still be around $1200.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($188.67 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($369.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid Tower Case ($62.93 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.61 @ Amazon)
Total: $1288.12
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-24 06:19 EDT-0400)




Why are you saying that "an SSD doesn't have to do with GPU performance", in response to my post? Did I say GPU performance has something to do with SSD?

Also I really do not know what you think to be sooooo funny.

It is a common sense among Tom´s community that a SSD can increase performance, specially in online games with huge scenarios -- a SSD makes things load faster, increasing performance, thus fps.

That´s why Sunius has also suggested the OP to get a SSD.

Have a look at "The SSD Workload Performance Analysis",2279.html