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Bf3 Hardware Setup

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6 years 2 months ago - 6 years 2 months ago #14960 by S.A.F Dman
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Now that things are slowly starting to heat back up again with Bf3 on the horizon. I was just wondering what people are doing with there Pc's. I for one will wait out till Bf3 comes out, see how it runs then decide what I think needs to be upgraded as there is no solid Recommended Pc requirements out yet for Bf3 PC. I'm guessing Amd and Nvidia will no doubt be bringing out specific Gpu cards with the Bf3 release. Maybe Nvidia series 6 line up or Amd series 7. Also found out b4 that the frostbite 2 engine is capable of up to 256 players online with the modded version of Bf3. Awesome!
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6 years 2 months ago #14961 by S.A.F dutchrudda
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lol i have no choice but to upgrade. i have no pc atm hahah i have a few specs in mind but al comes down to dollars

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6 years 2 months ago #14962 by S.A.F Klawful
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Two Hundred and Fifty Six..... 256.....

Now THAT would feel like a REAL war.... but would the maps be big enough? lol

At that size, each side could hold 5-6 entire 20 man clans. And at a squad size of 4... that's 5 squads per clan.

Also have to address the potential lag problem, even if the server has a ping limit of like 80.

One can only dream for the day when such a war is possible... Oh the chaos...

As for the hardware, I heard that one of the dev's said that BF3 on average detail settings, would be only slightly more demanding than Bad Company 2.

That would be nice. But didn't mention how demanding the high, ultra-high, and ub3r-phantom high, settings were.

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6 years 2 months ago #14963 by S.A.F Dman
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bf3source.com/2011/03/soderlund-bf3-test...128-and-256-players/
Bf3 capable of up to 256 players online but Dice say 64 players is the sweet spot.

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6 years 2 months ago - 6 years 2 months ago #14964 by S.A.F Dman
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Since I already posses a X58 mobo along with an i7 920 cpu. I"ll only need to upgrade my gpu and ram. Im guessing 4 to 6 gigs of ram should be sufficient and perhaps at least a gtx460.
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6 years 2 months ago #14965 by S.A.F Masterpetey
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im just sticking with what i have i recon, if i hav cash to burn ill get something like a 6870 or somethin like that

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6 years 2 months ago #14966 by S.A.F ArcomVI
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I probably need a new fan :)

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6 years 2 months ago #14967 by S.A.F Survival
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Ask petey for one if his fans... he just takes them off his GPU said he doesnt need it..

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6 years 2 months ago #14968 by S.A.F Masterpetey
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hehe...i bet you i could pull a fan off my cpu and have my pc make strange beeping noises.....

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6 years 2 months ago #14970 by S.A.F Dman
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Interesting headset

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6 years 2 months ago #14971 by S.A.F Masterpetey
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i still want these, theyre a few years old but dam have they been on my wishlist for some time, i just cant imagine spending that kinda dosh on headphones
www.ifocus.co.nz/Speakers+%252526+Headph...+Gaming+Headset.html

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6 years 2 months ago #14977 by S.A.F Klawful
S.A.F Klawful replied the topic: Re: Bf3 Hardware Setup
Interesting headset, with interesting technology. I read a few reviews just to see how effective it is.

Most the people said if you have a good soundcard, and dont mind tinkering the equaliser for the perfect balance, those 5.1's were "more or less" unbeatable for what they claim. Offering a true surround experience, rather than something artificial, and literally letting you know what direction the enemy is, and how far, accurately. (And I've tried the artificial... those Zalman 5.1's were pretty lame, other than being resonably alright for the movie 5.1 experience, but sucked hard for gaming.)

Few said the sound was "Tinny", but others say that was generally because they we're using on-board.

Also, quite a few RMA's apparently. Some people even RMA'd twice, but said the support and response for the RMA's was spot-on, and they did get a perfectly working set of headphones in the end with little over-all fuss, just a few days wait. Bravo for good customer service I guess.

Even if I had the money, I'd be skeptical to buy a pair myself. But from what I've read, it could be worth it to get the edge against the competition. At the end of the day, the advantage could be as big as "Giving the player his personal in-game audio-powered radar"

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6 years 2 months ago #14978 by S.A.F GOATKILLER?
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what about just using normal 5.1,6.1 or 7.1 home theatre when playing?

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6 years 2 months ago #14979 by S.A.F Masterpetey
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ugh, i hate playing with speakers..gimmi headies anyday

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6 years 2 months ago #14980 by S.A.F Klawful
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Yeah, Im a total headphones gamer. I find headphones easier to judge which direction the gunfire is coming from, and easier to pick apart the sounds if I need to pin-point 1 among all the others... such as the hiss of a grenade in the middle of a Mortar Strike.
Also has the bonus of cancelling out distractions, be that a tv, music, or even an annoying girlfriend/wife... im sure we all know how THAT feels... lol

Plus, it keeps my ears warm! Warm ears mean a warm head, which I find keeps my attention sharp and active. But that's just me.

Tho, I reckon good 5.1 or 7.1 would be nice, as long as you have it setup properly in a dedicated office, away from any other rooms in the house to avoid disturbing anyone regardless of the volume. Or just have a sound-proofed office, if you are lucky enough to either have a concrete office, or a big wallet to sound-jib it. Dang that would be bliss...

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6 years 2 months ago #14982 by S.A.F Dman
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I found my Creative Xfi Fatality Extreme gamer sound card with my 6 channel headphones were awesome when playing 2142. The Surround sound was very accurate in locating/vehicles or grenades atc all by ear. Helped give me the edge although I find Bc2 dosnt work so well with multichannel headphones for some reason.

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6 years 2 months ago #14983 by S.A.F Klawful
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Yeah, back when I had my Creative Audigy 2 ZS and AKG k301's, 2142 sound was epic. Had no trouble at all getting the edge against everyone. BC2 sound is a bit different, can't pin-point what it is, but it's just a little bit harder to pin-point enemies by ear. Still awesome sound tho, no real complaints. I've learnt to adjust.

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6 years 2 months ago #14986 by S.A.F Dman
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Just picked up a G35 headset last night. I was put off by logitech awhile back when a had my g7 wireless mouse. There drivers were absolute shit and there support section even worse but only have heared good things lately so will give em another try. I've been told that most "true" 7.1/5.1 surround sound multichannel headphones are more of a gimmick and your ear cant really pick up the difference anyway and getting some high quailty stereo headphones with Dobly support much better eg. Senheisser for picking up audio location.

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6 years 2 months ago #14987 by S.A.F Survival
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wireless rodents for a gaming machine a no no.. they just dont cut it... i wasted money on a logitech M705 mouse.. its for sale if anyone is interested.. went back to my wired mouse...
G35 headset... I DEF notice the surround sound in Left 4 dead 2 - running on speakers you dont hear half the zombie cries...

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6 years 2 months ago #15012 by S.A.F Dman
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Get my tax return back soon :) Going to spend it on a brand spanking new Gpu card. Thinkng of getting a Gigabyte Gtx 580. Although would like to wait tillmseriesm6 comes out but the high end cards mite be out of my budget.

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