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Yeah, I'm getting BF3 so my budget reduced. Could someone suggest me a $500 dollar build? Doesn't need to be amazing, just have an i3 (maybe?) and a good graphics card to be able to play BF3 on high on 1440x900 with playable/good FPS.
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On newegg gather those parts :

i3 sandybridge
asus p8p67-m
vengeance 2x2gb ddr3 1600mhz
antec high current gamer 520 watts
asus 6870
cooler master haf 912
Samsung Spinpoint F3 500-1tb

add an ODD and that's the minimum to play BF3 on high.

EDIT : I'm not quite sure how much all this stuff's worth, probably around $500-$600, you could skimp the GPU or the case, just like I had to choose a few weeks back.
I choosed a gtx 560 Ti and no case instead of a case and a gtx 550, which is a huge stepdown.

The carton box is there sitting, doing the case job, no fire so far, pretty solid if you want my opinion.

After all, when you game, you watch your monitor and not your case
Edited by Abs.exe - 10/25/11 at 1:35pm
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On newegg gather those parts :

i3 sandybridge
asus p8p67-m
vengeance 2x2gb ddr3 1600mhz
antec high current gamer 520 watts
asus 6870
cooler master haf 912
Samsung Spinpoint F3 500-1tb

add an ODD and that's the minimum to play BF3 on high.

EDIT : I'm not quite sure how much all this stuff's worth, probably around $500-$600, you could skimp the GPU or the case, just like I had to choose a few weeks back.
I choosed a gtx 560 Ti and no case instead of a case and a gtx 550, which is a huge stepdown.

The carton box is there sitting, doing the case job, no fire so far, pretty solid if you want my opinion.

After all, when you game, you watch your monitor and not your case
Yeah but couldn't dust pick-up?
And there's also the chance of accidental part breakage and such. Just worried about that. Could use my old computer case but might be too small...
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Seagate Barracuda 2TB (proposed hard drive, not... XIGMATEK Gaia Windows 7 64-bit Samsung 1440x900 
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Microsoft Sidewinder x6 OCZ Fatal1ty 550W Antec Three Hundred Sony earphones 
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Seagate Barracuda 2TB (proposed hard drive, not... XIGMATEK Gaia Windows 7 64-bit Samsung 1440x900 
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Microsoft Sidewinder x6 OCZ Fatal1ty 550W Antec Three Hundred Sony earphones 
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