Battlefield 3: PC build for under a grand

We all know we want to be prepared for when Battlefield 3 comes out to see the beauty of its new Frostbite 2.0 engine. Today I will be putting together a build for everyone that will run this new benchmark for first person shooters extremely well for under $1,000. This game will bring majority of today’s computers to their knees. So I only see it being fit that most of us will need to upgrade. Some of you may not need every part from this build but just want to upgrade a couple pieces to top your machine off, while some of us just need a new rig for the holiday season. As usual, I’ve got you covered.

Starting this build off will be the shell of the whole design, a nice NZXT Apollo case. The case is large enough to fit all of your components inside while keeping it at a budget to spend more money on the real goods. Equipped with plenty of fans to keep your case cool, this one is a no-brainer for the price.

Of course, you cant have a good computer without a good motherboard to go with it. That’s why I have included a Gigabyte 970A. This board has many excellent features for today’s computing and for upgrading to the next step in the future with support for FX processors and 6gb/s Hard Drives. USB 3.0 is also available on this board, making it a perfect fit for your fastest peripherals.

Speed is also a must in a build for this game, hence the 3.4ghz Quad Core Black Edition 965 processor added to this build. Storming through the rough terrain of war torn Battlefield 3 will be seamless with this much processing power.

The ram is more than enough being 4 gigs of 1600 A-Data Gaming Ram. I’ve also already included a 1TB 6 Gb/s hard drive and a copy of Windows 7 64 bit in the build. Seeing as how most of my builds do not contain Windows, this is a good deal.

Last but not least ladies and gentlemen, we have the Gigabyte HD 6950 backed up with a 850 watt Cooler Master power supply. The HD 6950 will be more than outstanding for all of your gaming needs above and beyond Battlefield 3. Running the game on maximum settings with 4-8 times anti aliasing(the good shit) wont be a problem.

All in all, this build will trump anything you throw at it and still has room for upgrading in the future. I will be linking all of the builds components below. I prefer ordering from newegg, I have done business with them for a long time and they have great customer service. As always, happy gaming and see you in the field!

The components are listed below: