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Building a new PC gaming system for BF3? Yup, me too. :)

I recently started playing Battlefield 3 (BF3) for PC like every other FPS gamer in the world and realized it’s absolutely amazing but it takes some major video card (GPU) power to push the graphics out at native resolution on any modern monitor (IE: 1080P 20INCH LCD) and it’s much much tougher (it could take as much as 1000% more GPU power) to push the graphic quality over any modern large high resoltion monitor (such as a 27″ iMac or 30″ Dell/Apple Cinema display which would run native resolition at 2560 x 1600 ish ranges) to combat this since my last gaming system is a year old I had to design and build a new gaming specific system for my 2560 x 1600 native resolution apple cinema display – extremely long story short after a day of research and digging into it I found the most extreme system I could build (without going unnecessary overboard IE: GTX590 nvidias in SLI) would cost me $2,300and it would run BF3 in Ultra settings at 60 ish frames per minute (FPS) the human eye can only see 30 FPS’s ish so to hit 60 or a steady low of even 45FPS would make it so the human eye could see a smooth graphic you never want the system dropping under 30 FPS or for $1,400 you could build a system that would easily run BF3 at 2560×1600 on Medium > High settings on the best gaming monitors(which is still extremely good IE: you may lose some distance on the foliage at a long distance when zoomed in on a 12 x sniper riffle) but you wouldn’t lose anything relevant such as viewing distance etc just textile quality and foliage viewing range/quality. Thanks to some research and advice from a buddy who runs RatedGamerGear.com – below are the system build specs I used in case anyone is in the market for a new gaming system build – Enjoy!

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$2,300 BUILD SPECIFICATIONS: (Including liquid cooling CPU for overclocking)

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
Item #:N82E16832116986
$99.99

Patriot Signature 4GB Flash Drive (USB2.0 Portable)
Item #:N82E16820220099
$6.99

OCZ RevoDrive 3 series RVD3-FHPX4-120G PCI-E MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Item #:N82E16820227745
$399.99

Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4GHz LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
Item #:N82E16819115070
$319.99

ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Item #:N82E16813131753
$244.99

PLEXTOR 24X Internal DVD Super Multi Drive Black SATA Model PX-L890SA LightScribe Support
Item #:N82E16827249066
$33.99

LIAN LI Lancool First Knight Series PC-K9WX Black Computer Case With Side Panel Window
Item #:N82E16811112337
$119.99

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
Item #:N82E16835100007
$12.98

CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
Item #:N82E16820145347
$97.99

EVGA GeForce GTX 590 (Fermi) Classified 03G-P3-1596-AR Video Card
Item #:N82E16814130693
$749.99

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W Power Supply
Item #:N82E16817139009
$134.99

CORSAIR CWCH50-1 High Performance CPU Cooler
Item #:N82E16835181010
$70.67

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$1,400 SYSTEM BUILD:

Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4GHz LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
Item #:N82E16819115070
$319.99

Codemasters Operation Flashpoint: Red River PC Game – Gift
Item #:N82E16800999280
$39.99

LIAN LI Lancool First Knight Series PC-K9WX Black Computer Case With Side Panel Window
Item #:N82E16811112337
$129.99

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
Item #:N82E16832116986
$99.99

PLEXTOR 24X Internal DVD Super Multi Drive Black SATA Model PX-L890SA LightScribe Support
Item #:N82E16827249066
$33.99

EVGA GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) HD 012-P3-1571-AR Video Card
Item #:N82E16814130621
$339.99

CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
Item #:N82E16820145347
$89.99

Open Box: ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Item #:N82E16813131753R
$189.99

COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M700 RS-700-AMBA-D3 700W Power Supply
Item #:N82E16817171037
$104.99

Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB 3.5″ SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #:N82E16822136770
$94.99

Make Your Apple Magic Trackpad Work On Windows

Apple’s new Magic Trackpad is one of my favorite input devices, I’ve always been a fan of macbook pro’s trackpad with its multi touch gesture support but when apple released its new Magic Trackpad one major thing was missing, Windows support. Today Apple released BootCamp drivers for the Magic Trackpad for Windows which means if you extract the windows only driver install file from apple’s bootcamp package you can make the Magic Trackpad work on your Windows OS machine, Simply put download the EXE below and run it on your Windows PC and your Magic Trackpad will work with gesture support.

Download Apple’s Windows BootCamp drivers for the Magic Trackpad here.

If for any reason the above download does not work for you go here for a complete list of windows downloads for the Magic Trackpad.