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i have an amd 955 black edition, 8gb ram and a decent board.
i want to be able to play bf3 when it comes out!

my budget is $150

what should i get?
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post #2 of 12
A cheap GTX 460 1 gb
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post #3 of 12
OP like other have suggested snag a 460, or similar. Also keep your eyes open, as Amazon had a sale two days ago for 1GB 6950's for $150. You could also go the refurb route and grab a 465 from Newegg for $99 before adding the extended warranty. You can definitely find something in that price range that will play BF3, just not maxed as I'm sure you already guessed.
    
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post #4 of 12
Save a little more and get a 1gb 6950. It should be able to handle BF3 fine.
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post #5 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by WizrdSleevz View Post
Save a little more and get a 1gb 6950. It should be able to handle BF3 fine.
i second this. all you need is like $70 more, and itll probably come down in price by then.
post #6 of 12
I sent a pm. I have an extra 470, dont want to put it in the loop. Sc edition
post #7 of 12
6950 or 560 ti would be good.
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post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by razaice View Post
6950 or 560 ti would be good.
I highly doubt you can get a 560 ti for $150. Maybe used, but pretty unlikely imo.
 
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post #9 of 12
Yeah I was just kind of following the flow of the thread. Basically saying these are what he'd need to play it good most likely.
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post #10 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tiger S. View Post
I sent a pm. I have an extra 470, dont want to put it in the loop. Sc edition
If you sell that for $150. I will mess myself.


OT: Get a 6870 now, and if you get money later CFX it.
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