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Old February 25, 2013, 11:45 AM
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Bump up the graphics card, bump down the cpu to an i3. For the love of god get windows 7 64 on there. You mentioned you're a student? If your in post secondary tech related course you should have msdnaa for free windows, otherwise get a windows 7 home premium upgrade - or just an oem key (about 99 bucks)
Also I would switch the psu to a corsair/seasonic unit. The motherboard doesnt look bad, however P67 has been out for awhile, I would try for a z68 board or better. You don't need one with sli/crossfire so that should open up a few boards in your price range.
FYI im running an i3 2120, and gtx570 - bf3 is awesome on it at 1920x1200. Its better to spend more on the gfx card then the cpu.
Laptop: Lenovo T420 - Core i5 2520 - 8GB DDR3
Server: 2 xeon E5530 - Asus Z8N-D6 - 12GB DDR3 - 8x 500GB raid 50 - Perc 6/i - Compucase RA448A00
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