Suggestions for a gaming PC for about $1,000

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By Tom Niven
Jan 27, 2013
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  1. Hey Techspot! I've been wanting to build a gaming desktop, my budget is about 1000$. It would be nice if it could run BF3 on Ultra at about 40-60 FPS, please throw me some ideas for parts that combined would cost about 1000$. Thanks! :)
  2. T77

    T77 TS Enthusiast Posts: 315

  3. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,479   +626

    BF3 Ultra @1080p? Good luck, you're gonna need more cash.
  4. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,926   +170

    What resolution are you playing at? And is the 40-60 fps in single player or multiplayer?
  5. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,479   +626

    I think we could probably squeeze this into the budget, just. But it'll be a very unbalanced system and will require overclocking.
  6. Tom Niven

    Tom Niven TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi, I was going to play at 1080p, I managed to sell some stuff and I've decided on an AMD 7870, you think I could get like 40-60 FPS on ultra @1080P?
  7. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,926   +170

    You'll have to turn down the AA to 2x MSAA or 0x MSAA if you want smooth gameplay at 1080p, and an overclock would help.

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