I have been doing research on PC gaming and would like to build my own gaming rig. I have been not been getting strait answers with regards to what hardware I would need to be able to play battlefield 3 on ultra settings, I am also looking to to do some video editing as well. Please provide a list of parts you recommend or full rigs and please consider part compatibility when making the list. Thank You! Also If you can please include a link to parts!!!
8 Gigabytes DDR3 RAM
2GB DDR5 Nvidia GeForce GT 650M with Optimus
Intel Core i5-3210m running at 3.1ghz, overclockable, with a 3mb cache
You dont have to sink hundreds, or even thousands into a rig just to max todays games. I recommend at least 6 gigs of DDR3 ram (8 or 16 if you want your pc to last), an i7 intel processor (may last a year or two as games get more advanced), and a decent nvidia card.
I can run engineering design programs on my Alienware as well, but for desktops, you're going to need to upgrade every few years or so. You could do it in under 800 USD
edit. heres an idea of what u want
**8 gigs of ram is good enough
**a quad core is good enough unless u wanna do some multi tasking then go higher like a 6 core. i have a quad - phenom II 970 3.6 and it works just fine for heavy work. no need to overclock
**a radeon 6870 can play BF3 on ultra. its what i have, its also not overclocked, any card less than this might have trouble playing BF3. a 6850 might still work though
**a 650W psu. handles all the parts' power consuming pretty well. its what i got as well. i'd recommend u to go higher though like 7-800-1000W for when u wanna use 2 cards.
**a mother board with SLI or FUSION (2 cards) support
**hard drive with a buncha space and 500 gigs is not enough if you're a gamer or wanna be one. its what i have and it aint nearly enough to hold all the new games that are coming out like max payne3 needing 30 gigs of space