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Budget build for a friend

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
He wants to be able to run BF3 on High/med Max Res is 1440*900

Budget: $400>

What he needs: Case, video card, CPU, PSU, MOBO, RAM, HDD.

Any suggestions?

We have a microcenter, yes.
Edited by cyber_monkey91 - 10/29/11 at 7:03pm
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Intel 4690K MSI Z97 Gaming 3 HD 7950 G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3 8GB (4 x 2GB) 
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1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 Windows 7 64-bit Asus 144hz CM Storm Quickfire TKL Blue switches 
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post #2 of 8
when you say "able to" what do you mean?
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Samsung Spinpoint 1TB 7200rpm LightScribe Media All in One Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit HP w2338h Wide LCD Monitor 1920x1080p 
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wut? Rosewill HIVE Series 750w Rosewill Atx Midtower Case wut? 
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Samsung Spinpoint 1TB 7200rpm LightScribe Media All in One Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit HP w2338h Wide LCD Monitor 1920x1080p 
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wut? Rosewill HIVE Series 750w Rosewill Atx Midtower Case wut? 
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post #3 of 8
Ok. Do you have a microcenter close?

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OCZ Vertex 4 Samsung F3 1TB Samsung f3 1tb Samsung HD155UI 
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OCZ Vertex 4 Samsung F3 1TB Samsung f3 1tb Samsung HD155UI 
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post #4 of 8
Wow, that is quite a low budget for a BF3 build. I will see what I can do but reference to this article on geforce.com for a quick over look. They made a article showing how to build a rig from the $620 to $2000 range.

Linky: http://www.geforce.com/Optimize/Guid...ttlefield-3-pc

I would look it over then substitute in what I think could be lessened to meet your budget.

EDIT: Specs for the build are on Page Two. BTW: I looked and somethings can be changed. You will probably only be able to meet the budget using rebates.
Edited by robertoburri - 10/29/11 at 6:38pm
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2x160GB WD Veloci.(RAID 0) 1x750GB WD Cavier Black Who needs a DVD Drive? lol Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit Dell SP2309W 23-inch Widescreen Monitor 
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post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
Update: Max Res is 1440*900
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Intel 4690K MSI Z97 Gaming 3 HD 7950 G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3 8GB (4 x 2GB) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 Windows 7 64-bit Asus 144hz CM Storm Quickfire TKL Blue switches 
PowerMouseMouse PadAudio
600W CORSAIR Deathadder 2013 QcK+ SteelSeries Siberias 
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Home Build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 4690K MSI Z97 Gaming 3 HD 7950 G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3 8GB (4 x 2GB) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 Windows 7 64-bit Asus 144hz CM Storm Quickfire TKL Blue switches 
PowerMouseMouse PadAudio
600W CORSAIR Deathadder 2013 QcK+ SteelSeries Siberias 
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post #6 of 8

Ok microcenter helps.

Grab the am3+ free gigabyte mobo with the phenom ii x4 965
http://www.microcenter.com/specials/...ndlePROMO.html

GTX 460 1gb HAWK 128 $ AMIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...0%201gb%20HAWK

2x2gb ddr3 20 $
http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0353218

Antec earthwatts 380w $ 40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...thwatts%20380w

NZXT Gamma $35


500GB 7200rpm hdd $ 48
http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0364504

394 AMIR. Could get the x2 chip from microcenter and hope for an unlock if you want to save $30.

I'll come back and edit.

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Edited by LuckySe7ens - 10/29/11 at 10:21pm
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phenom ii B97 ECS A970M-A AM3+ EVGA GXT 460 2x4gb adata 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
OCZ Vertex 4 Samsung F3 1TB Samsung f3 1tb Samsung HD155UI 
Optical DriveOSMonitorPower
Super Writemaster DVDr Windows 7 Samsung Syncmaster Antec Basiq power 550 + 
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Bitfenix Raider 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
phenom ii B97 ECS A970M-A AM3+ EVGA GXT 460 2x4gb adata 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
OCZ Vertex 4 Samsung F3 1TB Samsung f3 1tb Samsung HD155UI 
Optical DriveOSMonitorPower
Super Writemaster DVDr Windows 7 Samsung Syncmaster Antec Basiq power 550 + 
Case
Bitfenix Raider 
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post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
Alright, thanks, i'll be waiting.
Home Build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 4690K MSI Z97 Gaming 3 HD 7950 G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3 8GB (4 x 2GB) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 Windows 7 64-bit Asus 144hz CM Storm Quickfire TKL Blue switches 
PowerMouseMouse PadAudio
600W CORSAIR Deathadder 2013 QcK+ SteelSeries Siberias 
  hide details  
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Home Build
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 4690K MSI Z97 Gaming 3 HD 7950 G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3 8GB (4 x 2GB) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 Windows 7 64-bit Asus 144hz CM Storm Quickfire TKL Blue switches 
PowerMouseMouse PadAudio
600W CORSAIR Deathadder 2013 QcK+ SteelSeries Siberias 
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post #8 of 8
If it were me I'd be shopping open box, refurbs, and used stuff from the marketplace.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ED&PageSize=20


Edit:
This 6790 1gb for $ 110 AMIR would play the game nicely at his resolution
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150564
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Edited by LuckySe7ens - 10/29/11 at 10:35pm
Pre OCN build
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
phenom ii B97 ECS A970M-A AM3+ EVGA GXT 460 2x4gb adata 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
OCZ Vertex 4 Samsung F3 1TB Samsung f3 1tb Samsung HD155UI 
Optical DriveOSMonitorPower
Super Writemaster DVDr Windows 7 Samsung Syncmaster Antec Basiq power 550 + 
Case
Bitfenix Raider 
  hide details  
Reply
Pre OCN build
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
phenom ii B97 ECS A970M-A AM3+ EVGA GXT 460 2x4gb adata 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
OCZ Vertex 4 Samsung F3 1TB Samsung f3 1tb Samsung HD155UI 
Optical DriveOSMonitorPower
Super Writemaster DVDr Windows 7 Samsung Syncmaster Antec Basiq power 550 + 
Case
Bitfenix Raider 
  hide details  
Reply
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