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post #1 of 15
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So my friend wants me to build him a computer for BF3 with a small $350 budget. I have put some things together and this is what I have:

Core 2 Quad Q6600
Asus P5Q 775 motherboard
2Gb Samsung DDR2 ram
Asus GTX 460 768mb
Antec 500w psu

Do you think it can run BF3 at something like high settings, 1920x1080, and 30fps+?

I could try to squeeze in some more money and get 4Gb Corsair ram and a gtx 470. Would that work?
    
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post #2 of 15
Run - yes
How well? - Probably on medium, but I would suggest you get at least 4gb ram.
post #3 of 15
Definitely more RAM. A 460 should be ok, but I'd look at a 1GB model.
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post #4 of 15
It will run, but get at least 4gb of ram, and when playing bf3 you aren't gonna be playing with the BEST settings if you want decent FPS. I would suggest the 1Gb vram version of the 460 tho.

EDIT: Dang Ninja's!
post #5 of 15
You're going to have a hard time running that at 1080p because it's on the 775 platform and the CPU isn't OCed.
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You know, just because I didn't say "OC" in my post, doesn't mean that the cpu can't be overclocked.
    
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post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by Willanhanyard View Post
You know, just because I didn't say "OC" in my post, doesn't mean that the cpu can't be overclocked.
I like your spirit.

As others said, 4gb is pretty much a must, and if you could grab the 1gb 460.
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post #8 of 15
Clone my rig and you should be able to run it well.
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post #9 of 15
I am goibg to selling my 1gb 460gtx so I can switch to a 560ti for bF3
post #10 of 15
You'll want 4GB of memory. The Q6600 would do better if overclocked.
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