Who Else Built A Monstrous PC For This?

#1 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2684 posts) -

I know on the Tested forum there are a lot of people building PCs for BF3. While mine was built in preparation for BF3, I play just about every game that comes out, so it's not exclusively for BF3. I dropped about $2100 building this mammoth and can't wait to finally give it a challenge (even The Witcher 2 on maximum everything doesn't get it going).

If you did, what did you build? For me:

Core i5 2500k overclocked to 4.0Ghz, Two GeForce 570 GTXs in SLI, 8GB DDR3, 128GB SSD, 2TB HDD

Should be able to play BF3 at maximum options with ease. The alpha certainly offered no real stress. Downloading the beta now.

Just curious what everyone else will be rocking.

#2 Posted by Azteck (7449 posts) -

Not for BF3 specifically, no. I just wanted to play PC games.

#3 Posted by TooWalrus (13159 posts) -

Must be nice, having two grand sitting around. I've got college to pay for.

#4 Posted by emergency (1193 posts) -

Not exactly monstrous.. but i5 2500k 3.8Ghz, 8GB DDR3, GTX 560TI.

#5 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2684 posts) -

@TooWalrus said:

Must be nice, having two grand sitting around. I've got college to pay for.

So do I, I'm just lucky enough to have a decent job as well. I saved for it for about four months.

@emergency said:

Not exactly monstrous.. but i5 2500k 3.8Ghz, 8GB DDR3, GTX 560TI.

That should play it very well.

#6 Posted by Tactless (86 posts) -

I bought a 570 does that count?

#7 Edited by Branthog (7510 posts) -

Not yet, but I will. I'm currently running an i9-930 with 12gb ram and a 2gb HD5970 that I built last year. I'm not sure what I'm going to replace it with, but I'll get around to something in the next couple of months. Problem at the moment is that I can't find the PSU or the GPU I want in stock anywhere. I don't know why, but the highest end cards are really fucking hard to find anywhere for the last few weeks.
 
Of course, I still won't expect miracles. I don't know if there is ever going to be a current game that I'm going to be able to run with maximum candy at 2560x1600 with a high frame-rate. I can dream, though. :)

#8 Posted by Mirado (993 posts) -

I didn't build it for BF3 specifically, but it'll be the first challenge it actually has: 2600k @ 4Ghz, 2x6950s, 8GB RAM, Dell U2410 monitor, 7.1 1200W sound system.

My body is ready.

@TooWalrus said:

Must be nice, having two grand sitting around. I've got college to pay for.

Broke college student reporting it! I certainly don't have two grand lying around anymore after this.

#9 Posted by TooWalrus (13159 posts) -

@Mirado said:

I didn't build it for BF3 specifically, but it'll be the first challenge it actually has: 2600k @ 4Ghz, 2x6950s, 8GB RAM, Dell U2410 monitor, 7.1 1200W sound system.

My body is ready.

@TooWalrus said:

Must be nice, having two grand sitting around. I've got college to pay for.

Broke college student reporting it! I certainly don't have two grand lying around anymore after this.

Maybe I was to harsh, I actually do have $1500 saved up- but I think I'm going to use it to pay off my next semester right away. Battlefield 3 looks great, but not great enough for me to build a new PC for right now.

#10 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

I did, two weeks ago!  i5 2500K, 8 GB DDR3 1600MHz, GTX 570 DCUII, ASUS P8Z68-V MOBO 
 
going SLI 570 next year

#11 Edited by Mirado (993 posts) -

@TooWalrus: Believe me, that's the smart move. As awesome as it will be, you cannot give priority to a new PC.

Also, $1500 total for a semester or just the remaining? If it truly is $1500, sign me up. I'm paying near ten grand per semester at this point. (and that's as cheap as I could find, for a state school.)

#12 Posted by jetsetwillie (857 posts) -

I pretty much built the exact PC they built for Jeff on Tested.com. took me a while to save up for it and bought the parts over time.

the GTX570 was £250 and as much as I was willing to spend on a graphics card.

i7 2600k which i've overclocked to 5Ghz with 8GB ram.

so im not expecting 'ultra' setting, but at least very high... can't wait.

#13 Posted by TooWalrus (13159 posts) -

@Mirado: I've got one more semester at Delta college (which is only about $1500), but next year I'm going to Northwood University (and it's going to cost me 20 grand for the year). They've got a program where you can do 3 years of business school at Delta, then a year at Northwood, and graduate with a Northwood degree.

#14 Posted by Mirado (993 posts) -

@TooWalrus: That's not that bad. With rent and utilities for my apartment, it's like I'm paying for a third semester each year....

Come to think of it, anyone want to buy a pretty nice gaming PC? :D

#15 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2684 posts) -

I would take $1500/semester over $40,000/year any day. If I paid $1500 I would build a new gaming PC every month.

#16 Posted by procrasturbate (277 posts) -

I did. Not a mounstrous one but a gentle little beast. :D

#17 Posted by Jasta (2217 posts) -
 Yuuup.
#18 Edited by Adamsons (877 posts) -

i7 920 D0 @ 3.8 / 6GB DDR3 / 5870.

Coming up to two years old now, 6800GT - 8800GTX - 5870.

Just waiting for the next big thing.

#19 Posted by bwat47 (33 posts) -

I upgraded my pc a bit, but haven't gotten around to upgrading the gpu yet. Went from my amd cpu and 4 gigs ddr2 to an i5-2500, 8gigs ddr3. Still rocking a 6850 overclocked which actually runs the beta really well.

#20 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2684 posts) -

@Jasta: I took a similar photo before building mine a few weeks ago.

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